This past school year, my son learned about a type of poem I was unfamiliar with.
The last 2 credits I earned for college so that I could graduate were in an upper level poetry course. And I’ve still never heard of this.
The type of poem is called a Cinquain.
Created by Adelaide Crapsey (no kidding) in 1915, the poem started with five lines with the syllables following a pattern of 2, 4, 6, 8, and 2 syllables.
Seems Junie B. Jones and PBS Kids popularized the form. Awesome.
So our Mother’s Day and Father’s Day cards both contained Cinquains. And here they are.
I believe I am the best Mom ever. And I help, shop, and work. Moving on.
A little jealous now. Mark’s the kind and imaginative and intriguing Daddy.
I am not sure how many syllables he was told to use for each line but no matter, I love them.
Interested in writing one? Find the How To at Kenn Nesbitt’s Poetry 4 Kids . Com site