So, I'm currently working through Stephen Fry's "The Ode Less Travelled", with its many poetry exercises. If anyone would be interested in joining me, I will post up some of the exercises here in the poetry workshop, and my attempts to complete them.
I have reached Anapestic Hexameters, which are:
t't'tum t't'tum t't'tum t't'tum t't'tum t't'tum
The existential squirrel...
In the woods stood the stump of a tree with a squirrel inside of its core
But its core with its rotten detritus of wood flesh and littered with leaves
Couldn't leave any viewer a view of the shambles of life on the floor
Of the floor of the wood where lie shattered remains of that squirrel's beliefs.