In Cinq

In Cinq is a portrait and poetry project created by Adria Balgassi. We are given intimate moments in the lives of people across the globe through a pairing of self-portraits with personal cinquains (in a less structured, contemporary form). In her words, “Welcome to the Cinq Drawer, an international community art project. 9 words + self portrait = cinqpic. Contribute yours today and get ‘in cinq’ with the world.”

And so I jotted down a cinquain according to her directions, dug up one of my favourite photos and sent it off. You can now find me among dozens of souls also featured on the site.


holonic
timeless, present
night, ocean, flame
wandering, stargazing
divine

You’ve snapped the self portraits. Now snap yourself a self poem. Reveal yourself in a 9-word cinquain.

  • 1st line: one word that represents you
  • 2nd line: two words that describe you
  • 3rd line: three words that show you
  • 4th line: two words that express you
  • 5th line: the essence of you, in one word

Some of my favourite In Cinqs:
girl, 28, Canada
girl, 41, escaping oz
guy, 27, Argentina
guy, 68, Orléans, France
girl, 21, stuck in the moment
guy, 22, Egypt (oldest spot on the planet)
girl, 19, Manhattan

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  1. Hi there! I just linked over from In Cinq myself. Very nice self portrait and cinquain! I'm girl, 34, Tennessee. Mine was just posted a couple of weeks ago.

    Have a great day!

  2. Hi there! I just linked over from In Cinq myself. Very nice self portrait and cinquain! I'm girl, 34, Tennessee. Mine was just posted a couple of weeks ago.

    Have a great day!

  3. Thanks John. The layout is the longest lasting one I've every had, the first I've really felt at home with. I've gone through dozens of others but when I made this one I knew it was ideal.

  4. Thanks John. The layout is the longest lasting one I've every had, the first I've really felt at home with. I've gone through dozens of others but when I made this one I knew it was ideal.

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