doublet poetry

Poetry Friday: A doublet

The Doublet is a little known form created by Adelaide Crapsey, (1878-1914) who is better known for her innovative”Crapsey” Cinquain.

A friend shared the most interesting poetry book with me called Fly with Poetry: An ABC of Poetry written and illustrated by Avis Harley "Boyds Mills Press, 2000". It includes samples of 26 different kinds of poetry! Here’s one called a doublet. In a doublet, a word is changed, one letter at a time, into another word and arranged vertically in the poem.

How Can You Change Sleep into Dream?



  1. Instead of falling into sleep
  2. by counting sheep I listen for rhythms
  3. inside my head: the cheep of a chickadee,
  4. rain on my cheek,
  5. a murmuring creek,
  6. the creak of new shoes,
  7. or cats lapping cream. These are the rhythms
  8. that flow through my dream.

doublet poetry





Poetry Friday: A doublet

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