Thursday, April 7, 2011

April Evening (National Poetry Month: Day 7)

open, screenless,
let in on warm night air
the ceaseless sound of cicadas


This form of poetry, the cinquain, was developed by Adelaide Crapsey in the early 1900s. has a collection of her poems, and links to more by her and other poets. My favorites on that page are November Night and Amaze.

1 comment:

  1. Gosh, I can't imagine why she didn't just name it after herself: the "Crapsey" poem.