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Dennis L. White
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since 2000-02-17
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Michigan, U.S.A.

0 posted 2000-06-26 02:11 PM

Poetry's a marvelous Craft,
With a language all it's own,
And rules so many and varied,
It is doubtful all could be known!

The Iambic Pentameter,
Commonly used in English verse,
Is a five-foot metrical line,
Used in sonnets, oft then rehearsed.

Alliteration strictly speaking,
Is a device used for the Sound,
When used aptly with repetition,
The poems verbiage will astound!

Imagery prods the imagination,
To look at things in a new light,
The representation of one thing,
By another, oft brings delight!

Now with Onomatopoeia,
We might hear a rum-pum-pum-pum,
With these rich descriptive sounds,
We can readily picture a drum.

Writing a successful poem,
Is like weaving a fine Tapestry,
The words blend in rhyme and tempo,
Then lay proud for the world to see.

I'm learning as I go forward,
With every poem that I draft,
I strive for constant improvement,
As I use the tools of "the Craft".

© Copyright 2000 Dennis L. White - All Rights Reserved
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since 1999-05-25
Posts 1343
Loomis, CA
1 posted 2000-06-26 03:00 PM

Maybe you should retitle this Passions, it is the epitomy of what most of us are here for...

chalk up a vote!

Yesterday is ash, tomorrow is smoke; only today does the fire burn.

"Everything is your own damn fault, if you are any good." E. Hemmingway

brian madden
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since 2000-05-06
Posts 4374
2 posted 2000-06-26 03:09 PM

Dennis,  a wonderful poem you are doing well in perfecting you craft. Really enjoyed the poem. It would be perfect in the book.  

"but for the lovers, their arms Round the griefs of the ages, Who pay no praise or wages Nor heed my craft or art"
Dylan Thomas.

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since 1999-10-08
Posts 3544
The Hague, The Netherlands
3 posted 2000-06-26 05:35 PM

I love this one Dennis. I love it  
Janet Marie
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since 2000-01-22
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4 posted 2000-06-26 05:51 PM

a craft? ...more like a second religion and oxygen in here  
excellent writing...
great use of your tools
take care, jm

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since 1999-06-05
Posts 596
Callington, Cornwall, England
5 posted 2000-06-26 05:55 PM

Lots of usefull tips here! Well done for putting them into verse.


"We are the music makers and we are the makers of dreams." - Willy Wonka.

ellie LeJeune
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since 2000-01-10
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King of Prussia, PA USA
6 posted 2000-06-26 06:59 PM

Dennis; Excellent! You've done your homework well and put it all together beautifully.
Great poem for the book. Ellie

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7 posted 2000-06-27 08:03 AM

Great job Dennis, love this one.  Bonnie
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Posts 1816
8 posted 2000-06-27 08:58 AM

Great job Dennis and thanks for the lesson.
Lost Dreamer
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Somewhere near the Rainbow
9 posted 2000-06-29 06:16 AM

Dennis, This is great, I enjoyed it much, your mind uses the tools with perfection.  
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10 posted 2000-06-29 08:58 AM

very well written verse...

If all was light...then I would have never learnt the dark...from which such truth evolves
from which evolves the light...
Avanti Rao

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Florida's Foreverly Shores
11 posted 2000-07-24 09:54 PM

Anyone who has read your fine poetry
knows that you have practiced the 'Craft'.
Excellent !

~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~

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