Sitting in Michael's Lap
First off, I must say if it weren't for all the aweome free verse I've read since I discovered this site (was it really less than two months ago?), I would never be in this dillemma in the first place. Jeez, thanks a lot, guys!
Anyway, my challenge is this: being a bona fide slave to rhyme (never missed a Rhymer's Anonymous meeting yet), I have had a great deal of difficulty doing anything in free verse. This annoys me endlessly, since it is my personal opinion that free verse is the purest form of poetry; the words must stand on their own without the support of rhyme or regular meter. What I need is proof that an old dog really CAN learn some new tricks; which is to say, I want some of you compulsive rhymers out there to throw some free verse my way, and the free-verse folks to try their hand at rhyme ...
Please convince me that this is just a writer's block, not a genetic predisposition! (I am beginning to have my doubts ...)
One special request, if I could ... on the subject of going against one's usual grain, might I entreat our own Sir Toerag to post something without one HINT of humor (much as I love his bashing) in it? (heheheheh)
Thanks in advance,
"Nunc lento sonitu dicunt, morierus"
(Now as I hear this bell tolling softly for another, it says to me, "Thou must die.")
[This message has been edited by Nochtdraco (edited 09-24-1999).]