Inside Blogging’s Closet: A Didactic Cinquain*


Inside Blogging’s Closet: A Didactic Cinquain*

fun, tough
read, write, interact,
no competition here, we’re all friends

slow, gradual,
visit sites, make friends, share thoughts,
let other’s words inspire your own writing

©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.

Photo credit: Ecouterre

In response to Daily Post: Closet and Napowrimo Day 19.


Today, I’d like to challenge you to write the latter kind of “how to” poem – a didactic poem that focuses on a practical skill. Hopefully, you’ll be able to weave the concrete details of the action into a compelling verse.

*Didactic Cinquain

The Didactic Cinquain or Recipe Poem is often taught to American school children used as an aid in exploring the poetic mind, or just having fun with words. It uses parts of speech for the set form and in this regard is similar to theDiamante or Diamond Poem. This verse form is not to be confused with Rhyming Recipe or Recipe Poem which sets a culinary recipe to rhyme.

The Didactic Cinquain or Recipe Poem is:

  • a cinquain with lines made up of
    L1 1 noun,
    L2 2 adjectives,
    L3 3 verbs,
    L4 1 phrase or sentence,
    L5 1 noun.
  • unmetered, the rhythm of every day speech.
  • unrhymed.
  • meant to instruct.

Read more of my Napowrimo 2016 poems here!


34 thoughts on “Inside Blogging’s Closet: A Didactic Cinquain*”

  1. Thank you again and again for the insightful information’s that you are sharing everyday…. I have been doing this always before writing my poems … I never knew it is called didactic cinquain …. You are doing great … 👍👊👌🙏🌻🙌💓

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    1. wow! thank you for your encouraging words. 😀 It is my pleasure to share this info with everyone. I am also just discovering this myself. I am a master of none in poetry. I am just a student discovering new lessons everyday. 🙂 ❤


      1. My pleasure too … Well I love your poetry Rose …. It’s really great that you are sharing through your discoveries…. Keep doing … 😅🙌 and I really love your poetry …. No one is master … We are all creator and we do things everyday to create something or other some way …. We learn and share and develop …. 😅🙌👏🙏😊💓🌻

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    2. Yay!! So looove your words! “No one is master … We are all creator and we do things everyday to create something or other some way …. We learn and share and develop ”

      So true! 🙂 Thank you! I think I will keep on discovering and sharing my discoveries with you all! 😉

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      1. Yay.. that’s the beauty of blogging and being connected over the wire of electric fire ..
        Thank you .. wishing you a good time ahead.. keep smiling in discovering new ways.. 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  2. I find your work in cinquain a treat. I find making cinquain hard. Children are taught this at school? Then I’d better find a child to teach me. Or (and) I’ll keep reading yours.

    This is lively approbation–and an invitation–of artful activity in the blogging community. Thanks, Rosema, for reaching out this way.

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  3. Wow, I have been away and I don’t know when you started writing poetry but I have fallen in love with your poetic verses. It’s wonderful how you have weaved these words into a poem. keep it up Rosema 🙂

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  4. I agree with every line. Blogging is tough but it doesn’t have to be a competition. We can all live harmoniously and be each other’s support in writing. Of course, I’m learning so much here and I’ve made a wonderful friend. So, yes, agree 100% with this ❤ 🙂

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