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Crapsey's Cinquan

My name is Jamie Lee Hamann and I started writing poetry on Hubpages back in 2013. Every year I share a poem a day in April.

Adelaide Crapsey creator of the Cinquan.

Adelaide Crapsey creator of the Cinquan.

Crapsey's Cinquan

She named

her form Cinquan,

Adelaide Crapsey,

neither Adelaide or Crapsey

would do.


And left

in her poems

very fast and unruly life

organized in syllabic form

her lungs.


She died

at thirty-six

Adelaide Crapsey

creator of American

Cinquan.


Climax

that each line builds

as it grows without rhyme

five lines of two, four, six, eight, two

with sound.

© 2018 Jamie Lee Hamann

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