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In Defense of structured verse!

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In Defense of structured verse!

If Housman lived today and spoke of Terrance,
would rhyme and structure be his "stupid stuff?"
If he could wax poetic now,
what would it be that killed the cow?
Can image and the music be enough?

Were you to walk a wood some snowy eve,
a painting in your head by Robert Frost,
revise and take the liberty;
set his restrictive musing free,
how much of the meaning would be lost?

Paintings by Monnet can fill the senses;
a quiet Redlin sunset can delight.
Even though it's fairly certain
Monnet's colors match the curtain,
does either painter have it wrong, or right?

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  1. Date: 7/23/2011 8:53:00 PM
    wayne, congrats on your poem being featured this week,have yourself a wonderful weekend,..p.d.

  1. Date: 7/17/2011 4:02:00 PM
    Congratulations on your featured poem this week Wayne. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/17/2011 2:32:00 PM
    Congrats Wane on your featured poem this week on PS... a great piece to share with us all with luv my friend..hope all is well ..miss u..

  1. Date: 8/30/2010 4:27:00 AM
    I would like to welcome you to PoetrySoup Wayne. Wishing you the best in your writing endeavors. If you have questions please feel free to ask anyone here. We are all willing to help and if we don't know the answer we will find someone who does. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/29/2010 7:37:00 PM
    interesting write, enjoyed this one..P.D.

  1. Date: 8/29/2010 7:02:00 PM
    Very intellectual thoughts you have penned well, Wayne