Poetry Friday: A doubletThe Doublet is a little known form created by Adelaide Crapsey, (1878-1914) who is better known for her innovative”Crapsey” Cinquain.
A friend shared the most interesting poetry book with me called Fly with Poetry: An ABC of Poetry written and illustrated by Avis Harley "Boyds Mills Press, 2000". It includes samples of 26 different kinds of poetry! Here’s one called a doublet. In a doublet, a word is changed, one letter at a time, into another word and arranged vertically in the poem.
How Can You Change Sleep into Dream?
- Instead of falling into sleep
- by counting sheep I listen for rhythms
- inside my head: the cheep of a chickadee,
- rain on my cheek,
- a murmuring creek,
- the creak of new shoes,
- or cats lapping cream. These are the rhythms
- that flow through my dream.