While browsing poetry forms I happened across a definition of the cinquain and thought I'd give it a go. Much harder than I imagined for such a short format, and I suspect my first effort pretty much sucks, but it's still nice to have done one now. Another one I can tick off the list (not that I'm suggesting writing one poem in a given format means you've cracked it, but at least I've familiarised myself with the format now). Anyone else written them? What's your process? Definition? The definition I read went as follows: Five lines, 22 syllables in total. Line 1: 1 word, 2 syllables (the title) Line 2: 2 words, 4 syllables (describing the title) Line 3: 3 words, 6 syllables (tell the action) Line 4: 4 words, 8 syllables (express the feeling) Line 5: 1 word, 2 syllables (reflecting the title) This was my effort, for what it's worth. Thunder skulking above carbonised clouds cracking, lifting pressure, pushing upwards, cooling.