Treasure Island

Adelaide Crapsey


  • ''These be
    Three silent things:
    The falling snow ... the hour
    Before the dawn ... the mouth of one
    Just dead.''
    Adelaide Crapsey (1878-1914), U.S. poet. "Cinquain: Triad." The "cinquain" was a poetic form, originated by Crapsey, comprising five unrhyming lines of, respectively, 2, 4, 6, 8 and 2 syllables.
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Fate Defied

As it
Were tissue of silver
I'll wear, O fate, thy grey,
And go mistily radiant, clad
Like the moon.

Night Winds

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