Rhythm and Rhyme Workshop

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  • Bekah Lero (11/16/2007 10:35:00 PM) Post reply


  • Gene Van Troyer (11/12/2007 6:39:00 PM) Post reply

    For those interested in poetic forms, I highly recommend two very useful books:

    The New Book of Forms, by Lewis Turco (University Press of New England,1986)
    ISBN: 0-87451-381-2

    -This is a useful quick reference handbook with examples to illustrate each form covered.

    The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, edited by Alex Preminger et. al. (Princeton University Press,1993) ISBN: 0-691-02123-6

    -This covers everything.

    My apology if I'm referring you to material that has already been mentioned in this forum.

  • Kelly Lynn (10/30/2007 7:31:00 PM) Post reply

    http: //www.poemhunter.com/kelly-lynn/
    check out my poems please, I'm pretty new to writing poetry, I usually write random thoughts, but I really enjoy poetry now.

  • Goldy Locks (10/10/2007 7:17:00 PM) Post reply

    'What I love about John Logan's poems is what we loved in him as a man: their warmth and directness, their affection for the world and its lives and the way they happen. The poems seem transparent, a current in which orescence and change, joy and loss, our involvement with them, are all but palpable.'
    - W.S. Merwin

    The Owl

    after János Hegedüs
    and for Jill Bullitt

    The moon is in sight
    On a poplar rotting in the night
    Two lamps of eyes catch fire
    Two clawed feet clutch at their desire
    The profound owl
    Ferocious and gray
    Grotesquely feeds
    For he is hungry as can be
    He is hungry as can be.

    by John Logan
    ©BOA Editions, Ltd 1989
    American Poets Continuum Series

  • Baidurya Mukherjee (10/8/2007 11:01:00 AM) Post reply

    Hey everybody.Please read my poems and rate it.Please!
    http: //www.poemhunter.com/baidurya-mukherjee/

  • John Raubenheimer (9/20/2007 5:18:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I found the interesting rhyme scheme for 'Though I Shoulder This Rain', in a poem by Dorothy Nimmo, the Settle poet who died a few years ago. (I live in Settle, Yorkshire.) Unfortunately I haven't got her poem to hand...

    Though I Shoulder This Rain

    Though I shoulder this rain like a pack,
    I know a part of me will always be
    in Johannesburg Transvaal, in Bellevue,
    near the vagrant root of a flowering tree.

    I know that part of me will always be
    where purple jacarandas wash over the street -
    with my brother feeding the pigeons, who with fencing wings
    strut and bobble about his sandalled feet.

    Where purple jacarandas wash over the street:
    tender report of the popping flowers.
    pressed by wheelers and walkers, the shouters, talkers
    who pass under his balcony at all hours.

    Tender report of the popping flowers.
    Clickbang of lightning: my memories persist
    vivid as the storm through England's drizzle.
    They will stay with me as long as I exist.

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    • Ernestine Northover (9/24/2007 6:43:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      A very unusual poem with the repeating the second line of each verse at the start of the next. Clever idea. I enjoyed reading this I haven't come across this poet before. Thanks for posting it here it ... more

  • Josie Whitehead (9/8/2007 4:27:00 PM) Post reply

    I write a lot of my poems with rhyme and rhythm because I write for children. If you have children, or know of parents/grandparents/teachers, please tell them of my website: www.whiteheadm.co.uk Having said that I write for children, lots of adults tell me they like my work also.

  • Bryan Mahoney (7/31/2007 4:59:00 AM) Post reply

    check out my poems

    http: //www.poemhunter.com/bryan-mahoney/

  • Random Crap (7/29/2007 5:26:00 PM) Post reply

    Just a tip - online rhyme dictionaries,
    for the time when you just cant think of a ryhme.
    Would apreciate comments and critique on my poems please

  • ed darkness (7/19/2007 12:07:00 PM) Post reply

    YAY for poets who use traditional rhyme!

    YAY to YOU!

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