Friday, July 17, 2015

Poetry Friday - Roma Aeterna

We left last Friday to visit family in NY. Our trip up should have taken just over 5 hours by plane, but it turned into a 15+ hour odyssey. We did finally make it and had a wonderful 6 days. On our last day in Rochester, we made a short visit to Mount Hope Cemetery. I visited once in high school (many moons ago) and knew the graves of Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony were there. However, on this visit I learned that someone appropriate to the Poetry Friday set was here as well.
In honor of Adelaide Crapsey, here is a cinquain of hers.

Roma Aeterna

The sun
Is warm to-day,
O Romulus, and on
Thine olden Palatine the birds
Still sing.

I do hope you'll take some time to check out all the wonderful poetic things being shared and collected today by Kimberley on Google+. Happy poetry Friday friends!


  1. I saw this on FB, & wondered if that was "the" Adelaide, of cinquain fame? What a lovely discovery! Thanks for this one new to me, Tricia. I had to remind myself of the story to which she refers. She must have had a broad education.

  2. You inspired me to write a cinquain today, Tricia. How cool that Adelaide shares a cemetery with Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass!

  3. Thanks for honoring Adelaide Crapsey today. What a perfectly eternal cinquain to go with a cemetery visit -- it looks like the sun was warm, and probably birds were singing.

  4. This is lovely--not quite as spectacular as her autumn moon one, but... :>) I love cinquains--thanks for sharing!