Niagara, Seen on a Night in November by Adelaide Crapsey

Adelaide Crapsey – early 1900s


How frail
Above the bulk
Of crashing water hangs,
Autumnal, evanescent, wan,
The moon.


Source: Adelaide Crapsey. Verse. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1922.

Also in the anthology Niagara Mornings by Andrew C. Porteus, 2016.

About Adelaide Crapsey

About the poetic form the cinquain

American Falls Viewed From the Canadian Side by Moonlight, 1905. Courtesey Niagara Falls Public Library