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Nan
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I am lost and foundering without my rhyme.
I wonder how you write free verse.
I hear iambics in my mind.
I see rhyming, miming, words in timing. (oops!)
I want to structure each of them
I am lost and foundering without my rhyme.

I pretend to let words freely flow
I feel the need to write a sonnet.
I touch more hearts with my pantoums.
I worry not when penning villanelles
I cry no tears when quilling paradelles (oops!)
I am lost and foundering without my rhyme.

I understand we each have styles to write.
I say that this should surely be all right (oops!)
I dream pentameter at night (darn!)
I try to write in free verse, but I can't.
I hope to meter my next quatrain
I am lost and foundering without my rhyme.


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Haskins
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1 posted 07-22-99 06:20 PM       View Profile for Haskins   Email Haskins   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Haskins's Home Page   View IP for Haskins

delightful...:-)

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William Haskins AKA The Mad Monk
http://www.ionstorm.com/public/haskins/inner_sanctum.htm
IsabelleSkye
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2 posted 07-22-99 06:34 PM       View Profile for IsabelleSkye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for IsabelleSkye

Hehehehe good one Nan!
I had forgotten this one! What fun!
Luvv, Izzy

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"I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself,
than to be crowded on a velvet cushion."
.....Henry David Thoreau
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3 posted 07-22-99 06:56 PM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

Aha! The "I AM" challenge... I remember!
You did a great job with this! Excellent!
Andrew Scott
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4 posted 07-22-99 07:57 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Oh how I do know the feelin'
Can't stop the rhyme gears from wheelin'
Gotta shift the words just right

Free verse is not my poetic call
Without rhyme my words just fall
So in rhythm I must write
Nan
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5 posted 07-22-99 08:07 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

I simply must write metered time;
My works are all in verse with rhyme.
I just can't pen in blank or free;
That's how I AM, you plainly see.

I'll leave the rest to
Izz and Red,
Who'd rather flow freely instead -
But using such grand imagery
They still write lovely poetry....

Saxoness
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6 posted 07-22-99 09:03 PM       View Profile for Saxoness   Email Saxoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Saxoness

lol, a great piece Nan, well done.

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"Glory remains unaware of my neglected dwelling where alone
I sing my tearful song which has charms only for me."

-Charles Brugnot

Nan
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Thanks guys....
TomMark
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lovely.
 
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