Ha!

*Best read sideways on mobile devices

 

I like to think that poetry is supposed to rhyme.
An art form that is bound by pattern and time.
With an arbitrary structure and form.

Haiku? Limerick? Or just simple prose?
Like, really? Someone actually knows?

They study this stuff for days and years
just to stand in front of classrooms or mirrors
to recite Frost and shout “LOOK HERE!”
as they quote Shakespeare?

Though,
how interesting it must be
to take a look through volumes of books
and try to rationalize the abstract.

And while some poetry may be lyrical,
it is the miracle of words
that allow even a blind person
to experience the colors others may see.

© 2018

18 thoughts on “Ha!

  1. Omg I looooove this 💕💕💕💕
    You are awesome 🤗😋😶
    So funny yesterday I had a big declutter/rearrange session & in a box in the back of my closet I found all my old poetry from when I was in HS (I wrote from 14-16yrs old) & most of it was rhymed loll I have a hard time doing one & NOT rhyme .. weird kinda automatic thingy 🤣

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  2. Very nice and honest. I especially love the last stanza. Words as colors even for a blind person… Beautiful! When I go to poetry readings I often close my eyes and see these colors. BTW, thank you for stopping by my blog. I really appreciate this.

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  3. I can’t quite tell if you are praising rhyme, meter and form or decrying it them. Perhaps that is your point? Perhaps, like me, you have a love-hate relationship with both structured forms and free verse. I consider free verse a form of laziness, but I tend to use it when it suits me. Rhyme can seem trite, but usually in the hands of an amateur.
    Frost and Shakespeare might be worth a second or third look, it terms of study. I feel I might learn something there.

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    1. A little bit of both. I just take my thoughts and hear a rhythm in my head at which time every literary device is fair game so long as it flows. I love alliterations the most. I think your comment hits it on the head. I found one I wrote a while ago and it reads like a greeting card in Mr. Deeds but I plan to post it. 🙂

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      1. “I just take my thoughts and hear a rhythm in my head at which time every literary device is fair game so long as it flows.” – GatoDeFelix
        I like this a lot. True for me, too.

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