Friday, October 31, 2008

A Ghostly Poem

Remember the last time I wrote a poem for Poetry Friday? It was called To My Husband and it mirrored the poetic stylings of William Carlos Williams. Well, today, in honor of Halloween I am trying my hand once again at writing poetry. It's a cinquain poem which was invented by Adelaide Crapsey in the early 1900's. It's made up of only 5 lines, with each line containing a certain amount of words (1, 2, 3, 4, 2) and syllables (2, 4, 6, 8, 2). Don't worry, you won't be tested on this. Enjoy!

Ghosts by Ali the Lazy Dog

Ghosts
Happy spirits
Running, laughing, spinning
Feigning surprise, giving candy
Children

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14 comments:

  1. This is a great poem. You should write them more often - or share them with us, I am sure you do write them.
    Love the photos what great costumes!

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  2. You have just been "Boo'd!" Go to my page to see what ya have to do next!

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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  3. How can anything coming from someone with last name "Crapsey" be taken seriously?

    Nice poem! You should call Hallmark and see if they need a creative writer!!!!

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  4. You are so talented you always write the best poems. So glad you share them with us :)
    The ghost are pretty cute too
    Happy Halloween

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  5. Great ghost costumes!! =)

    Love the poem - very cute!

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  6. Hey you've been boo'd I know you have been boo'd already but you can never be boo'd too much!!

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  7. Lovely poem, Ali! so appropriate to the spirit of halloween today!! :o) Hope Big Pup and Little Pup have a great time with their costumes!! :o)

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  8. Wonderful poem! Have a very Happy Halloween!

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  9. Great poem! I wish I wer so talented. I love the picture with it too. Is it your boys?

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  10. Great poem! :-D Happy Halloween Ali!

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  11. Good stuff girl!! And I took notes just in case..

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  12. Cool photos!

    Impressive metrics.

    Always loved that WCW...

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