The Butterfly Cinquain isn’t a cinquain at all:it is a nonostich (9 lines)and uses the syllable count of the Crapsey Cinquain and then reverses it, therefore the misnomer.
The Butterfly Cinquain is:
○ 9 line poem.
○ syllabic, 2/4/6/8/2/8/6/4/2 syllables per line.
Thanks to Judi Van Gorder for the above.
Related forms: Baxter’s Hexastitch, Butterfly Cinquain, Cinquetun, Cinquino, Crapsey Cinquain, CinqCinquain, Cinquain Chain, Cinquain Swirl, Didactic Cinquain, Mirror Cinquain, Oddquain Butterfly, Standard Cinquain, The Balance
Looks well centered.
My Sample poem
Plastic Trees (Butterfly Cinquain)
fake plastic trees.
When one sets out to trick
the senses of someone they like
to learn to fake sincerity,
with honesty the best
the plastic should
© Lawrencealot – November 16, 2014