Grain Field

By Adelaide Crapsey 1878–1914 Adelaide Crapsey

Scarlet the poppies
Blue the corn-flowers,
Golden the wheat.
Gold for The Eternal:
Blue of Our Lady:
Red for the five
Wounds of her Son.

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Poet Adelaide Crapsey 1878–1914

Subjects Religion, Nature, Trees & Flowers, Christianity

Poetic Terms Imagery, Free Verse

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Adelaide Crapsey is best remembered as the inventor of the cinquain and as a poet whose compressed lyrics "are a remarkable testament of a spirit 'flashing unquenched defiance to the stars,'" as quoted in Boston Transcript. Though her mature work was published posthumously due to her untimely death at the age of thirty-six, Crapsey nevertheless spent her brief life ardently pursuing her art. Her few publications received . . .

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SUBJECT Religion, Nature, Trees & Flowers, Christianity

Poetic Terms Imagery, Free Verse

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Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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