(2/10/2007 9:26:00 PM)
I agree a 100% with it
(4/27/2005 9:05:00 AM)
You know, it's funny - but even though I agree with you, my experience was different. When I was growing up I had trouble writing freeform verse even though I wanted to very, very much. I found myself naturally composing in form - couplets and sonnets, mostly. The number of feet varied (except in the sonnet, of course) , but I used a lot of little tricks within the poems themselves to vary the rhythm inside instead of outside. That way I was able to play with the poems and add variety while still preserving the form.
Still, I do agree with you. For instance, I tried to write a villanelle for years. Now that I've written one, I don't want to write another. It was awfully difficult. : D