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.
night, ocean, flame
- 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