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Poetry 101
 

 


The art of the poet is a
most personal thing,
no two think or write
exactly the same.

For some it’s an excruciating
undertaking,
while for others it’s a
storytelling game.

Some write free verse with
flourish and élan
that enraptures the reader,
verse by verse.

Some sit down to write with
no definite plan.
For them the need to create
is their curse.

Many are bound by age old
structuring laws,
counting syllables to ensure
strict adherence.

Whether it’s haiku or tanka
they count because
they want to show format
true reverence.

Minimalism works for many if
the words are right,
get in get out while leaving
a lasting mark.

Some slave over one piece far late
into the night,
many leave an impact both
edgy and stark.

Rhyme scheme, oh rhyme scheme
can be the bane
of many beginners whose vocabulary
hasn’t filled out.

A forced rhyme can often sound
awkward or inane,
seasoned readers can pick out this
foible, no doubt.

My suggestion to those folks with
a true writing bent
is pick the style that best fits your
own philosophy.

None of us pursue this art as a
means to pay the rent
so attack the page with vigor,
set your thoughts free.


Submitted for Bonnie’s Back to the Basics challenge

“P” word…Poet

By AlwaysMyWords

© 2011 AlwaysMyWords (All rights reserved)

 

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