The Crapsey Cinquain & The American Cinquain

I’m here with another thorough analysis of a syllabic form: the cinquain. Adelaide Crapsey didn’t give us any specific rules for her version of the cinquain. Instead, poetic scholars examined her cinquain poems and her writings to discover the magic behind the form. ⭐️ The Crapsey cinquain follows accentual and syllabic patterns by relying heavilyContinue reading “The Crapsey Cinquain & The American Cinquain”

How to craft Syllabic Poetry

Are you new to crafting syllabic poetry and don’t know how to start? Let me show you two syllabic poetry forms to get you started on your poetry writing journey now… Let’s start with an American form, the Crapsey Cinquain. The Crapsey Cinquain is a five-line, non-rhyming poem featuring a syllable structure of 2-4-6-8-2. Choose wordsContinue reading “How to craft Syllabic Poetry”

“Lilacs at Dawn,” Crapsey #cinquain, #NaPoWritMo

The neighbor’s lilacs are blooming outside our bedroom window. The bush almost reaches the second floor. Today, I honor the lilac with a Crapsey cinquain (2-4-6-8-2) for my Poem-a-Day practice and NaPoWritMo. April is almost finished… “Lilacs at Dawn” spring dawn purple lilacs trip the light fantastic petals perfume the window sill bird song ©2021Continue reading ““Lilacs at Dawn,” Crapsey #cinquain, #NaPoWritMo”