Leaving the Winter Woods
the winter woods
light strikes all the way through
still darkness, shadows in plain sight —
I copied Adelaide Crapsey, a twentieth-century poet, who wrote cinquain with 22 syllables in five lines as a 2, 4, 6, 8, and 2 pattern.
Her poems feel similar to Japanese tanka, another five-line form, and share a designed focus on imagery and the natural world.