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Thumbing the Nose

The goal of a poem: its intrinsic I.D.
is grab folk: to show them; to imbue imagery –
to say something profound and to then sculpt the words
 into a form that’s sound and is pleasantly heard.

Note that augmentation, achieved by devices
Like alliteration should not pose a crisis
But should more go with flow: more embrace than a grope;
Less stagnation than growth … to surprise Alex Pope.

So “caesura”, don’t cease: use sensuous metre.
With reined rhythmic release; caress – don’t just beat her.
Steal past each armoured guard: have Words blithe crash each scene; 
refute yon jaded bard who ‘dissed’ Alexandrine.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 1/31/2016 6:40:00 AM
Awesome poem, Perry
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Date: 1/1/2015 11:40:00 AM
Excellent pen Perry! I enjoyed reading your Alexandrine. You've composed methodically very well my dear friend. I really liked the way it came up. A solid 7 for you! I wish you a very Happy New Year 2015! The best to you in all! Have a very lovely evening :) Love and hugs! xxx D.
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Perry McDaid
Date: 1/1/2015 6:47:00 PM
Thanks again, Dorian. I'm trying out all the forms listed. Keep up your good work. Loved the nonet.