Here’s a simple five line poem form to test out your syllable counting skills, or at least the skills of one of the many online syllable counters. Cinquain poems follow a simple pattern:
Line 1 contains 2 syllables
Line 2 contains 4 syllables
Line 3 contains 6 syllables
Line 4 contains 8 syllables
Line 5 returns to 2 syllables.
No rhyme scheme or beat pattern to follow, but count your syllables carefully.
Devoted, honored, challenging
Dashing and leaping into hearts
Expressive and introverted
Challenging beliefs, confirming devotions