A Poem by Leslie Philibert

a type of poem now forgotten....

Wild mint
That grows at ease
At the edge of a field
Do not hide yourself in false shame
Be proud !

© 2013 Leslie Philibert

Author's Note

Leslie Philibert
invented by the American poet Adelaide Crapsey ( 1878 - 1914 ).I don`t normally write like this, but I loved the name cinquain. Follows a 2/4/6 /8/2 syllable format.(And yes, she was really called Adelaide Crapsey...)

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I love things that are wild. Why mint would hide in shame is something to ponder. Nice poem.

Posted 7 Years Ago

this is good advice for someone who prefers to remain in periphery. i guess following a form inspires one to create similar art.

Posted 7 Years Ago

Wild and rare . Be true to yourself and be yourself. Like the wild mint...Well done sir...:)

Posted 7 Years Ago

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Lovely Cinquain indeed...I enjoyed Quins response about picking it for Easter dinner...I lived in the wild mint around my house.:)

Posted 7 Years Ago

Nice poem. I like the format, the descriptions are peaceful, the overall feel of the poem is a positive one. I think I'll give this style of poem a try.

Posted 7 Years Ago

I like this poem a lot. A little poem you can keep to yourself. The kind of wisdom you put in your pocket and goes everywhere with you.

Posted 7 Years Ago

i love this, and i love wild mint....we used to chew it as kids and bring it home to mom so she could make mint sauce for the lamb at easter dinner...wonderful poem!

Posted 7 Years Ago

I like your poem, its short yet powerful, it really gets the readers attention in a positive way. I like the form too!

Posted 7 Years Ago

Nice work, simple but appealing.

Posted 7 Years Ago

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Added on June 4, 2013
Last Updated on June 4, 2013


Leslie Philibert
Leslie Philibert

Bavaria, Germany

I`m not important. I just want to write a couple of good poems. Just read what I write. That`s enough. more..


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