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In Adelaide Crapsey's collection of short and concise verse, the reader is taken on a journey through the beauty and brevity of life. Each poem is a snapshot of a moment, capturing emotions and experiences in just a few lines. Crapsey's use of the cinquain form adds a unique structure to each piece, allowing for a nuanced exploration of themes such as love, loss, and the passage of time. The imagery is vivid and evocative, drawing the reader in and prompting reflection on the deeper meanings behind each word. While the brevity of the poems may leave some wanting more, the impact of each verse is undeniable. Verse is a mesmerizing collection that showcases Crapsey's skill as a poet and leaves a lasting impression on the reader.

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Adelaide Crapsey's experimental poetry included her creation of the cinquain. This recording was taken from the posthumously published and expanded 1922 edition of her verse.

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