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Rhyme is not the be-all and the end-all – the cadence supersedes, mellifluous. Counting syllables, as superfluous as the vowels contained in the word queue. Sounds in chants we danced to before writing – morae have primacy over meaning. Rhythm takes precedence, despite your leaning. And forced rhymes jar: him and dim do not rhyme! Rules are made to askew and be broken: double dactyl*:- flib-ber-ti-gib-bet-ing Defending contests fiercely --- gibbeting. Breaking your head to conform to design, rhyme. Puns, blasé efforts, but double entendres, sexual innuendo in your face. As some scribbling can at times be quite base, persecution should never stymie flow. *a double dactyl: /**|/** flibbertigibbet: (n) a frivolous, flighty, or excessively talkative person. __________________________________________________________ FUN FACT Euclid of Alexandria (Mid-4th century BC—Mid-3rd century BC), the great Classical mathematician, believed that the numbers 1, 2, 3 & 4 must have some mystical significance because their sum total is 10—ten was thought to be a number of power. He called this relationship a tetractys. Ray Stebbing based his poetic form, Tetractys, on this. No spaces between each stanza and the poem is presented in line with the left-hand margin (or it might be centred) - either way, it would visually give the design of a triangle.

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Date: 3/18/2021 3:58:00 PM
I find your style unique and quite entertaining. ;0)
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Date: 3/18/2021 4:13:00 AM
Yes, I would say you went overboard with your tetractys. Interesting information about the form. Thanks for the visit to my page. Sara
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