Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Beat

 
 
 
Modern Sonnet
 
The words won’t flow
in form for me
despite the time
I spend with them
in work and play.
 
I try to make
the stress and light
just right and place
the rhymes in lines
like Shakespeare could.
 
My lines are short.
They lack the rhyme.
Don’t see the light.
The stress remains.
 
Beat-(noun)  a metrical or rhythmic stress in poetry or music or the rhythmic effect of these stresses
(Merriam-Webster.com)
 
 
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6 comments:

  1. I like your play on words in that last sentence. Fun poem!

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    1. Thanks, Linda. I have to do humor once in a while!

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    1. Thank you, Margie, and thanks for following.

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  3. Michelle, Great take on the beat prompt- I love your last stanza. Shakespeare would be impressed. Well done!

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  4. Thanks, Julia. I have found from the Our Lost Jungle challenges that iambic meter is not one of my strengths.

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