Sunday, November 4, 2012

Daily Something #20: Discovering Cinquain

A cinquain is a poem with five unrhymed lines that consist of a 2, 4, 6, 8, 2 syllabic pattern.  This poem was written by Adelaide Crapsey, the inventor of the cinquain.

November Night
By Adelaide Crapsey (1878-1914)

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

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