Rhythm and Rhyme Workshop

Workshop for poetry written in traditional forms.
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Mary Nagy Female, 44, United States (11/30/2005 2:43:00 PM)

Hi Wayne! I think you've said it when you said it's a matter of taste. You will get some people that think any rhyme is forced and unnatural while on the same poem others will think the rhyme seemed to flow so naturally that it almost seemed effortless. To each their own I say. I'm not a big believer in strict rules of any type when it comes to poetry. I think we risk losing something very special when we start limiting what's accepted. Personally I prefer a rhyming poem and the rhythm just seems to go along with it. I think that's when it really 'sings' to me as poetry should. I have found many poets here that write without rhyme and not only have I found myself enjoying it, but I've also found myself inspired to try some free verse of my own. So, as for your poem.......I love it! I think the last words in each line just add that little touch of drama that brings it to life! I enjoyed this poem very much Wayne. Thanks for posting it. :) Sincerely, Mary

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  • Rookie - 200 Points Ernestine Northover (11/30/2005 3:38:00 PM) Post reply
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    Well done Mary, do you think we are on the way? Love Ernestine XXX

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