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Rhythm and Rhyme Workshop


Workshop for poetry written in traditional forms.
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  • Amber Bartle Rookie - 1st Stage (9/21/2014 5:26:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I always have had trouble with incorporating meter and stressed/unstressed syllables. Can someone explain to me the right way to use meter? Thanks

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    • John Masaitis Rookie - 1st Stage (9/26/2014 4:00:00 PM) Post reply

      Hi Amber well I by no means am an expert but I have been learning a lot lately when it comes to poetry. You want to try to have the same syllable count in each line if you are writing say a monotetra ... more

  • Mohammad Skati Bronze Star - 4th Stage (9/8/2014 7:06:00 AM) Post reply

    Rhymes and rhythms differ from a certain language to another language. If we compare those in the Arabic poetry to those in English poetry, then we will find those in Arabic poetry are too many if they're compared to those in English and so on...

  • Zoila T. Flores Rookie - 1st Stage (9/5/2014 5:48:00 PM) Post reply

    By the Autumn... all that?Wow!

  • Aidan Cost Rookie - 1st Stage (9/4/2014 6:30:00 PM) Post reply

    As Autumn is overshadowed by the winter, of our relation,
    a evergreen splinter, from a rose of depreciation,
    pierces my skin to reveal, the velvet fluid in its part,
    towards a beating chamber to seal my damaged heart,
    the chambers walls have been broken time after time, its true,
    but the deep cut scars engraved on its walls were sculpted by you.

  • Ging Taping Freshman - 2nd Stage (9/4/2014 2:51:00 AM) Post reply

    " this love is for keeps

    no matter what it takes...

    this love grows strong and deep

    no room for weak."

  • Keith Robson Rookie - 1st Stage (9/1/2014 11:35:00 AM) Post reply

    The poetry of life.
    ..............................


    I feel the tiredness of my years, those quiet times when breath appears
    in melting mosaic imagery, upon the mirrors of a sea
    that only calls so many names, through pious sunlit tortured flames
    that scrape themselves away from light, then wander off into a night
    of promises and empty eyes, the kind that used to hold surprise
    when church songs played in moonlit rain, afraid to wander back again
    through open doors and empty hearts, until the rhythm of night departs,
    like shadow paintings on a wall, the kind that dance, but never call.


    I know the mysticism of time, so much gone by within my rhyme
    so much still here, so much to come, yet even time stands still for some,
    for hours are bolsters for a head to dream of life and death instead
    of dreaming silently away the hours of each poem of day,
    life’s poetry holds certain charm, it holds you up from fault or harm,
    then brings you back to Earth again, to laugh your joys, or feel your pain,
    I write to breathe, I breathe to live, for words hold many things to give
    to tortured souls and hearts that grieve, to countless spirits that believe.


    I seek the beauty that seeks me, a celtic song, a sleeping sea,
    a moonlit road that points the way to everything life needs to say,
    a baby’s laugh, a robin’s call, so much to touch me after all,
    the souls I meet upon the road, the friends who wish to share my load
    to lift me up, to share a joke, when shoulders bow beneath the yoke
    but most of all a heart to share, to walk with me to who knows where
    to hold me close when it gets dark, to raise me up just like a lark
    to lay by me as evenings dim, so much of life is like a hymn...

  • Mohammad Skati Bronze Star - 4th Stage (8/25/2014 4:26:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Rhymes and rhythms are great, but they need people to know about them, so they can use them well.

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    • John Westlake Veteran Poet - 3rd Stage (9/7/2014 2:41:00 PM) Post reply

      Just knowing about them is not enough. Learning and knowing how to use them is very important. Many people DO know about them but do not have the ability to use them correctly.

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed Bronze Star - 4th Stage (8/21/2014 10:58:00 PM) Post reply

    Reading with sense educate us to grasp the things around us and put in the rhyme of nature ...

  • Mohammad Skati Bronze Star - 4th Stage (8/21/2014 12:37:00 PM) Post reply

    Reading more poems about rhymes and rhythms help any poet. Thanks.

  • Denise Naidoo Rookie - 1st Stage (8/17/2014 3:59:00 AM) Post reply

    Hi guys! Please check out my spoken word below

    http://www.mixcloud.com/LyricallyInspired/building-walls/

    Let me know what you think! : -) Advice appreciated! ! ! ! !

    Much Love!

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