Santa Monica, California, USA
There's really no curse
in writing free verse,
and meter ain't neater,
though sometimes it's sweeter.
Karen: You keep thinking that meter
Is terra incogniter.
It ain't, and it's easy,
If it don't make you queasy.
William: There is an enormous differnce between meter and music. And strict adherence to a rhyme scheme has nothing to do with poetry. If a poem is good, it's good regardless of whether or not it "rhymes." If a poem is not good, the rhyme scheme induces the gag reflex.
Ess: I know, I know, I know:
I wish we could finish this rondele
In a manner somewhat fondele.
If I knew how to post a link,
I'd put up one of yours, I think,
Where the subject is covered in depth,
Though it still hasn't drawn it's last breapth.
Maybe someone will help me out here with the link thing, and save William the onerous chore of meandering through CA.