Another one inspired by Adelaide Crapsey's "Triad:"3These aredeafening things:winter thunder. . .the dawnin times of war. . .the cry of onejust born.First published in Lilliput Review, July 2009
I really like the cinquain. It is alive and poignant. While reading it, I couldn't help but hear another poetic form, the numeric proverb. (Sorry, it's my academic discipline!) Hebrew poetry has an n+1 form. Three things are too wonderful for me,four things I do not understand:The way of a ship upon the sea,the way of an eagle in the air,the way of a serpent upon a rock,and the way of a man and a woman.Cross-cultural poetry always seems to bring new awareness of the world. That is to say, it makes my brain work differently.
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