The Mighty Cinquain

The Poet, Adelaide Crapsey, is best remembered for creating the cinquain. Crapsey (perhaps unfortunately named) was heavily inspired by the Japanese forms of poetry: haiku and tanka.

Much like the haiku, cinquains usually contain vivid imagery and are used to convey a certain emotion to the reader.

In 1915, Crapsey published a collection of poems called Verse. The book contained twenty-eight Cinquains, some of which are considered some of Adelaide Crapsey’s best work. If you want to see those, here’s a link for ya!

The cinquain has a relatively simple structure which, much like a haiku, relies on a number of syllables and lines.

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The Priest Of Yaiza: A Story from the Edge of Timanfaya.


View from the coach.


During my visit to the Spanish Island of Lanzarote, I took a day out from travelling the coast to go inland and see the national park. Though I knew that Timanfaya was the site of a six-year series of volcanic eruptions starting almost three-hundred years ago, I was shocked to see exactly the toll it had taken on the countryside.

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Ending before it should.
Guess I better get back to my

It’s been nice being back home and spending time with family and friends over Easter, but now it’s time to get back to university, here I lament that fact.

Thanks for reading 🙂

Thank you, thank you, thank you. Three times over!

A thank you and a cinquain.


Above: My face this morning.

Wow, just wow. Hello to the most wonderful followers/likers/commenters/viewers on WordPress, imagine my surprise this morning when I awoke to find that I have now hit three hundred followers. I can hardly contain my happiness, so I had to come and write a post to say thank you to every single person that visits this blog. You all keep me motivated and happy, and it’s wonderful to see people engaging with my stuff.

So here is a small poem in thanks to all you wonderful people.

Thank you,
Easily said.
But I say it with great
Appreciation in my heart,

Once again I just want to say thank you for reading, you all mean the world to me and continue to leave me humbled.