- Cinquino is seems to me is a gimmicky invented verse form that reverses the syllable count of the Crapsey Cinquain. It was found in a book on poetry for teachers and was created by a 20th century American educator James Neille Northe.The Cinquino is:
- a poem in 5 lines.
- syllabic, 2/8/6/4/2 syllables per line.
I Am alone
time flies on flitting fairy wings
up down and all around
I am here now