How to write a cinquain    



Cold, bleak

Shivering, goose-pimpling, freezing

Longing for warm days



"Cinquain" is a French word for five.  Make your five-lined, non-rhyming poem follow this sequence:
Line 1: a one-word line, a noun that gives the poem its title.
Line 2: two adjectives that describes what the poem is about.
Line 3: three action "ing" verbs that describe something the subject of the poem does.
Line 4: a phrase that indicates a feeling related to the subject of the poem.
Line 5: a one-word line, a noun that summarizes the poem, essentially renaming it.


Be Creative!