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Rhyme and Rhythm

Rhyme and Rhythm

The supple face of poetry without the smile of rhyme
Is how the dials of pretty clocks with hands but mark no time.
The rhyming words of poetry enhance through artful dance
Import of stirring much the same as love’s alluring glance.

Suspense of drama, wrenching fear, the chilling dread of death
Come so alive to leave their curse through whispered rhyming breath.
If comedy is of one’s ilk with ease is found the word
To garner laugh and merriment if rhyming can be lured.

The sense and choice of rhyming words is oh, a special art
That speaks the rhythm of one’s stroke and sets it much apart.
Right lyrics penned with song in mind compel as to confess
A consort with the heavens sealed with Erato’s godbless.

No quarrel with those other forms I heartily express
For numbers of one’s readers count how poets may assess
Acceptance of the poetry they’ve offered up to read
That should to till the mind and plant a stimulating seed.

Rhyme and Rhythm - Randy Curry 10/04/2013

Copyright © Randy Curry

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  1. Date: 12/11/2013 5:32:00 PM
    Whoopety-whoop-whoop!! Give me a good rhyming piece any day and I'm sold. Lovely poem, Randy. Licia :-)

  1. Date: 12/10/2013 9:23:00 PM
    Congrats on the win, Randy

  1. Date: 12/10/2013 8:40:00 PM
    awesome win.Randy...Linda

  1. Date: 12/10/2013 3:30:00 PM
    aha, I see this one again and it's well deserved in its win in a contest about putting one's best rhyme forward. Congrats to you.

  1. Date: 12/10/2013 11:54:00 AM
    - Congratulations on your winning poem in: "Put Your Best Rhyme Forward" contest: Sponsored by: Just That Archaic Poet - Nice to take part - a pleasure to read yours Randy - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 10/10/2013 8:34:00 PM
    Randy,, congrats with your winning poem in the rhyme battle.... xox~ LINDA

  1. Date: 10/9/2013 2:10:00 PM
    Randy, a BIG congrats on your rhyme battle win! Well done!! Love and Blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 10/8/2013 8:31:00 PM
    Randy, awesome rhyme battle win.............SKAT

  1. Date: 10/6/2013 7:50:00 PM
    Congratulations on your honorable mention in my contest, thank you for sharing your poem with me. Love, Juli-Michelle

  1. Date: 8/11/2013 10:53:00 AM
    - Congratulations on having your poem featured on the homepage "Featured Poem of the Week" - Have a nice day, Randy. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 8/11/2013 7:09:00 AM
    Randy , '''CONGRATULATIONS''' On your featured poem of the week... Have yourself a nice and beautiful Sunday... -XOX- Love Linda

  1. Date: 8/7/2013 11:26:00 AM
    well thought out poem congrats on being featured shadow smiles

    Curry Avatar Randy Curry
    Date: 8/8/2013 8:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks, shadow!
  1. Date: 7/7/2013 11:18:00 AM
    Congratulations, with your winning poem .... xox~ PD

    Curry Avatar Randy Curry
    Date: 7/7/2013 4:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks, pd.
  1. Date: 7/1/2013 6:02:00 PM
    Your poem 'speaks' of the detailed emotion of a writer through great imagery and rhyme. Very well done ! Congrats on your win in the contest :)

    Curry Avatar Randy Curry
    Date: 7/1/2013 7:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks, Karen, for your comments. glad you enjoyed it. ran
  1. Date: 7/1/2013 8:56:00 AM
    Hey, a congrats to you. And I know what you mean about rhyme. But I also adore a good free verse. I think here at Soup, rhyme is more popular, however. It's strange how the preferred one in the public eye is the form put down by the critics!

    Curry Avatar Randy Curry
    Date: 7/1/2013 9:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    haha. critics seem to cycle thru all the various forms, styles and compositions. I write for me and share with others who may also enjoy them. I do wonder why and how a contest sponsor can not award a 1st place. are contributors judged against some unknown and arbitrary standard? food for thought. thanks for your comments Andrea. ran
  1. Date: 7/1/2013 8:20:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win friend Randy..your poem is awesome :) Good day! Maria

  1. Date: 6/30/2013 5:29:00 PM
    For so long I thought all poetry was rhyming. I am a rhymer... now trying to break the habit. I love your entry and send congratulations for your win..... Jake

    Curry Avatar Randy Curry
    Date: 6/30/2013 6:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    john, I support your attempt to break the rhyming habit. However, non-rhyming or, for that matter, rhyming poetry is only as good as its structure and meaning. too often I read poems that seem (to me) put together without much thought to foot, meter or rhythm. Also, basic things like spelling and tense are often ignored beyond literary license and take away from a poem no matter how wonderful the write.
  1. Date: 6/29/2013 3:45:00 PM
    Randy, :-) Congratulations in the Rhyming contest. I'm enjoying all the winners & poems that spoke to me in their own way. enjoy my blog if you like, peace and love. <3<3<3 ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 6/27/2013 7:33:00 PM
    I love this! And I wholeheartedly agree about rhyming. Great work!