Cinquains are a form of poetry with five lines. The first line is the title, the second has two words that describe the first line, the third is three words that tell the action, the fourth is four words that express feeling, and the fifth is a word that recalls the title, which can be literally or creatively synonymous. It came around in the twentieth century, and can have no more than 22 syllables. It used to be a term to describe any poem with five lines, but it now has its own set of rules. Adelaide Crapsey actually invented the modern cinquain, the American Cinquain, which was inspired by Japanese haiku and tanka. Cinquains can either be titled or untitled.

Novermber Night

Listen . . .
With faint dry sound,
Like steps of passing ghosts,
The leaves, frost-crisp’d, break from the trees
And fall.

~Adelaide Crapsey