Adelaide Crapsey Poems
- Cinquains Fate Defied As it Were tissue of silver
- Snow Look up . . . From bleakening hills
- Blue Hyacinths In your Curled petals what ghosts Of blue ...
- Hypnos, God Of Sleep The shadowy boy of night Crosses the ...
- Adventure Sun and wind and beat of sea, Great lands ...
- Languor After Pain Pain ebbs, And like cool balm,
- The Companions Three grey women walk with me Fate and Grief...
Adelaide Crapsey (September 9, 1878 – October 8, 1914) was an American poet. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she was raised in Rochester, New York, daughter of Episcopal priest Algernon Sidney Crapsey, who had been transferred from New York City to Rochester, and Adelaide T. Crapsey.
She attended public school in Rochester, and then Kemper Hall, an Episcopal girls' preparatory school in Kenosha, Wisconsin, before entering Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, where she was class poet for three years and editor-in-chief of the Vassarion in 1901, the year she graduated.
That same year her sister Emily died, and Adelaide delayed starting her teaching career for a year. In ... more »
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Were tissue of silver
I'll wear, O fate, thy grey,
And go mistily radiant, clad
Like the moon.
Old winds that blew
When chaos was, what do
They tell the clattered trees that I
Out of the strange
Still dusk . . . as strange, as still . . .
A white moth flew . . . Why am I grown