Rhythm and Rhyme Workshop


Workshop for poetry written in traditional forms.
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Elizabeth Douglas Female, 26, United States (6/8/2008 9:00:00 AM)

I think that if there was a standard for writing poetry it would sound structured. Poetry is not trial and error. Poetry is trial after trial. No one can tell you if it's 'wrong'. Poetry comes from your heart@@

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  • Rookie Tulsi Hanumanthu (9/27/2008 3:07:00 AM) Post reply
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    THE ANCIENT TREE OF POETRY (Shakespearan Sonnet)

    Deeply rooted trees can never be slain,
    Beheaded though they be by super-storms.
    With roots intact, the stumps will sprout again;
    Ere long, the trees regain their former forms.

    From stubs spring out the hydra-headed shoots,
    Which boughs become whilst they gradually grow,
    Revived and raised afresh by robust roots.
    In time the leaves, flowers and fruits too follow.

    No diff'rent is the age-old Poesy-tree
    Whose roots tightly grip tradition's soil.
    By Fashion's force although it broken be,
    Like stretched springs let loose, the roots recoil
    Under the trunk, to catapult much higher,
    Phoenix branches spreading like wild-fire!

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