An Exercise in Writing Poetry
Blog Posted:5/11/2018 3:42:00 PM
Thought I'd throw something out for comment---tear it apart or think to yourself or comment thoughtfully. There is a new contest introduced by a new PM who FJ Thomas blessed with a PM. His name is Connor Lotts and he has a premium contest called Hotinashro and demands a write in a rhyme scheme of Aabccbddbeeb Aabccbddbeeb aba. Eight syllables/line but you can get extra credit for writing in iambic tetrameter. (Any Subject) I will, of course, not enter this but let us take a look at the thought process written in iambic tetrameter.
When last the Autumn blanket crept
to seal the bed where Summer slept
its oak leaf fingers intertwined
and locked 'til springtime sets them free.
Now from the winter tempests flee,
the waning days and clinging time,
to loose its grip on solstace stare -
last glimmers in the sunset's glare.
The geese fly swiftly - cry in rhyme
as cold invades the season's tide,
within the ebb where instincts ride
on wings of life to warmer climes.
Verse one---let's talk--------------------------OK