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If my meter were sweeter could I be the star of the show I struggle with getting it right – I know I’ve a long way to go I sound out the syllables but where is the stress Apart from in my brain - oh I make such a mess 'Foot’ or ‘feet’ aren’t the limbs that I see Iambic pentameter – its French and Greek to me! Da DAH Da Da DAH ... it’s ringing in my head Oh I’ve had enough so I’m going back to bed 10th April 2015

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Date: 4/23/2015 6:42:00 PM
lol.... simple complete genius!!
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 4/24/2015 1:59:00 AM
LOL you are too kind lol:-) Hugs Jan xx
Date: 4/15/2015 6:16:00 AM
great poem really enjoyed......
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 4/15/2015 6:19:00 AM
Thanks for dropping by to comment Craig:-)Hugs Jan xx
Date: 4/13/2015 8:31:00 AM
Great poem my friend, A7. As strong believer in the superiority of rhyme and message over all other I say meter is the tax they want to place on Peter. Do da do da day.
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Date: 4/13/2015 8:46:00 AM
Very clever comment Robert - I am thankful we all write in different styles - we are unique and have our strengths and weaknesses but we also have the choice to be able to express ourselves in whatever way we want:-) Hugs Jan xx
Date: 4/12/2015 2:10:00 PM
Thought I would just squeeze one cheap one in. Yeah a whole ten points! I bet I have all the top posters looking over their shoulders. How many posts do I need to get to two million if you get 10 points a post?
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Date: 4/12/2015 2:32:00 PM
ha ha ha I don't bother about the lists they can be manipulated lol ... but whoever chose me to get poem of the week I could kiss them! hugs Jan xx
Date: 4/12/2015 2:08:00 PM
You know it is one thing to build up community points by making lots of comments but I think it would be a lot easier to go to different poets and say a lot less. This is very time consuming since I use an IPad and type with one finger and a half a brain, in fact they have a search warrant out for my brain now. I am really doing this cheating stuff wrong. I can't help myself these comments are a lot more entertaining than my poetry!
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Date: 4/12/2015 2:31:00 PM
You always make me smile my friend - your poetry is outstanding - your last poem should get poem of the year it is THAT good! hugs Jan xx
Date: 4/12/2015 2:03:00 PM
I couldn't write meter if Shakespeare, Lord Byron, Shelly and Coleridge came back from the dead to help. Mind you if they all came back from the dead to help me, I don't think I would care about meter, I think the fact they were back would be enough I think I could ride on just that for a while. Great poem, dead on! A Double Fav!
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Date: 4/12/2015 2:30:00 PM
But they can't write outstanding free verse like you Armand - thankfully we all have different talents - I wonder when i will discover mine lol:-) Hugs jan xx
Date: 4/12/2015 1:59:00 PM
Personally I think they're just making that stuff up. I mean like Debbie, Andrea and others are always talking about meter but how can any guy be that large that is like 39.370 inches, I mean that is biologically impossible. You would be like a circus act, you know like they would call you the elephant man because that is one heck of a trunk! ........What?..........not a measurement...........poetic form...oh...I see.......never mind then!
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Date: 4/12/2015 2:28:00 PM
lol :-) Hugs Jan xx
Date: 4/11/2015 2:33:00 PM
This is very good ...it pours out the frustrations like a thick syrup...sad, funny and yet delicious! Emile. #7
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Date: 4/11/2015 2:36:00 PM
Thanks Emile I do appreciate you taking the time to read and comment on my poems:-) Hugs Jan xx
Date: 4/11/2015 4:02:00 AM
Bang Fav Stanza 'Foot’ or ‘feet’ aren’t the limbs that I see Iambic pentameter – its French and Greek to me! Da DAH Da Da DAH ... it’s ringing in my head Oh I’ve had enough so I’m going back to bed.. I loved it
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Date: 4/11/2015 4:34:00 AM
Thanks Bryan - tongue in cheek humour - but i do struggle sometimes - what better way than to express it in a poem lol:-) Hugs Jan xx
Date: 4/11/2015 2:09:00 AM
yayy, we are all in the same boat, jan... why do these forms make us want to bleed?.. superb rhythm and greeat work!.. huggs
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Date: 4/11/2015 3:18:00 AM
Your poems flow so beautifully Nette your meter is sweeter than mine! Hugs jan xx
Date: 4/11/2015 12:26:00 AM
Don't panic, Jan- some of the best songs in the world change tempo and key, or throw in a dischord. I think you do very well, and congrats in making it into the top 100 for the Month more than once. Viv x
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Date: 4/11/2015 3:17:00 AM
Thanks Viv - I take no notice of that list it is easily manipulated! hugs Jan xx
Date: 4/10/2015 11:52:00 PM
If my meter were sweeter.... well I will just stop it right there or I will get in trouble here!!!! Loved this!
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Date: 4/11/2015 3:16:00 AM
LOL Hugs Jan xx
Date: 4/10/2015 11:11:00 PM
this is so much fun and I love the pictures you always add with your cute little poems, Jan. Whether you have it SPOT ON or not, it doesn't much matter when it sounds this good!
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 4/11/2015 3:15:00 AM
Thanks Andrea I wrote this after I struggled doing your trochee poem - I was more stressed than the syllables lol:-) Hugs Jan xxx
Date: 4/10/2015 10:29:00 PM
Love this, Jan! Despite your complaining, I say you have a sweet meter and you are definitely in control of your feet! :) Very cute! Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 4/11/2015 3:14:00 AM
Thanks for the cute comment Sandra:-) Hugs Jan xx
Date: 4/10/2015 6:57:00 PM
G'day Jan... Nice one Jan. Attempting to get the meter and rhyme to gel can be frustrating. It's a bit like riding a horse I suppose. Get out of rhythm there and see what happens. Regards - Lindsay
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Date: 4/11/2015 3:12:00 AM
Great comment Lindsay:-) Hugs Jan xx
Date: 4/10/2015 5:14:00 PM
Oh, I love this one.
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Date: 4/10/2015 5:16:00 PM
Thanks so much ML just a bit of fun ... or is it:-) Hugs jan xx
Date: 4/10/2015 4:29:00 PM
The feeling is mutual :"( . : ) my head is also spinning reading this poem a 7 Blessings and hugs eve
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Date: 4/10/2015 4:31:00 PM
I had a bit of fun with this one Eve lol:-) Hugs jan xx
Date: 4/10/2015 4:14:00 PM
What...but I've seen many of your poems...they were so good...Oh, okay...i saw your reply to BW...Kaya mo yan, kaibigan...It means you can do it, my friend! Love this rhyme...HUgs! :)
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 4/10/2015 4:18:00 PM
oh what a lovely phrase Kim - with practice I CAN do it - I am learning all the time here and I won't give up:-) Hugs jan xx
Date: 4/10/2015 3:57:00 PM
Jan, oh I know exactly how your feel about meter, I am struggling with it also but I think when done right it creates something really flowing, you have penned in my books a perfect 7, and thanks for visiting my bio poem with your kind comment, I am happy to hear that you know of the "stories in wrinkled hands"
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 4/10/2015 4:00:00 PM
I can do limericks but when it came to Andrea's trochee I struggled so i asked advice from another poet and he helped me a great deal. That line from your poem brought tears to my eyes - my mum is so lucky I visit every day - some residents get none so I try and spend time with them with mum - she gets to know more people and it brightens their day:-) Hugs Janxx
Date: 4/10/2015 3:17:00 PM
Fun write Jan and great art,lol. Don't stub your toes on that meter.
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Date: 4/10/2015 3:18:00 PM
lol Thanks Robert I'll try not to:-) Hugs Jan xx
Date: 4/10/2015 3:08:00 PM
My sentiments exactly when it comes to some Forms, nice one Jan, hugs, James xx
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Date: 4/10/2015 3:17:00 PM
yes I struggle at times James:-) Hugs Jan xx
Date: 4/10/2015 9:57:00 AM
Puuuurfect! Seems that your feet are marching in perfect time in this dress parade. A 7 And into my favaourites again dear lady. Love Shane xxx
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Date: 4/10/2015 10:52:00 AM
Thanks Shane I did struggle with Andrea's latest contest - did get some advice so I got the meter right:-) Hugs Jan xx
Date: 4/10/2015 9:54:00 AM
Stan~ There is a reason I have very few poems labeled blank verse...lol I really would not be sleeping at night. Woke at 3 AM with verse floating, but to tired to get up and write it down. All of the stresses would do me in for sure.. ( ;-0) ~Jan
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Date: 4/10/2015 10:51:00 AM
I no longer wake in the middle of the night to write - I simply find it so hard to actually sleep lo l - I crave 7 or 8 hours unbroken sleep. When I first started writing i would get up in the middle of the night to write - then started to have a notepad by my bed :-) Hugs jan xx
Date: 4/10/2015 8:48:00 AM
lol fantastic...hugs Tim
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 4/10/2015 10:49:00 AM
Cheers Tim:-) Hugs jan xx
Date: 4/10/2015 8:22:00 AM
Love it!
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 4/10/2015 10:48:00 AM
Thanks Richard:-) Hugs Jan xx
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