roasted a golden brown,
family and friends gather to
I had trouble with the eight syllable line. I kept counting family as two syllables on one count then three in the next. I finally had to look up the proper pronunciation of family. Simple, right? But, it just goes to show you, it never hurts to double check on syllabic forms. The cinquain has two syllables in the first line, four, six, eight, and two syllables in the next lines, making a five line poem. Can you try writing your own cinquain today? Have fun writing.