Rhythm and Rhyme Workshop


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  • Sonny Rainshine (4/11/2006 5:51:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I admire the polish pizza man,
    I fed his puppy right from the can.
    I have to say
    I’m really a fan
    of the Polish Pizza man.

    I’m inspired by the one-legged paperboy
    I give him tips and a toy.
    No, I won't be coy,
    I’m a friend of the one-legged paperboy.

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    • kskdnj sajn (4/11/2006 11:00:00 PM) Post reply

      I'm in love with the polish pizza man, and the one-legged boy is our son.

  • Tiyler Durden (4/4/2006 6:13:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    My rhyme

    I hate the polish pizza man
    I raped his dog inside my van
    I like my toast
    with a side of ham
    I raped the polish pizza man

    I hate the one-legged paper boy
    I raped his ear with an almond joy
    I beat off to the real McCoy
    I hate the one-legged paper boy



    now comes the point where I need help...
    the rules are simple-first you put who you hate
    -then you put what you raped
    -then you put something that is irrelevant to the whole thing
    -end it with the first line
    -be as disgusting and vile as possible

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  • Tan Pratonix (3/29/2006 2:24:00 AM) Post reply

    Will be grateful if those who visit this RR Workshop take a look at my poems. They have all the rhyme and rhythm that people are looking for.
    Grateful for a positive response.

    Tan Pratonix

  • Falease Anderson (3/23/2006 1:42:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I prefer rhythm, rhymes and meters in poetry. That is mostly what I write. However, I have developed an appreciation for poems that do not rhyme as well but have a strong meaning. I hate poetry that only the author can interpret. I believe the gift of writing poetry is intended to extend a positive message or a provoking thought to the reader.

    Anyhoo, here is my rythm and rhyme poem. Have at it Mr. H.

    I long to meet and greet
    Chase the embrace
    Caress away distress
    To Have and to Hold
    Experience without interference
    To have intimately known
    Claim as my own
    The Infamous PEACE

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    • Sonny Rainshine (3/24/2006 5:31:00 AM) Post reply

      Nice poem, Falease. It has a very strong rhythm, both internal and external rhyme, and an admirable message. Comparing the search for peace to the search for a good marriage or love relationship is co ... more

  • Sonny Rainshine (3/22/2006 12:56:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    To me, rhyming and metered poetry is not only more fun to read, but to write as well. A whole lot of the poetry of the last ten years or so has been little more than prose with line breaks-no rhyme, and precious little rhythm. It really exercises the brain and expands mastery in our craft when we go back to those tried and true traditional forms of poetry. More and more legitimate critics are arguing that you can't just call anything a poem. And poetry that makes sense only to the person who wrote it? -well, that's a whole 'nother story. Sometimes a 'cozy' traditional poet like Henry W. Longfellow can say more than a hundred post-modernists free-stylers. And Robert Frost and Emily Dickinson can pack a whollop in what at first seems like a simple line. Hooray for rhythm and rhyme!

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    • Nibedita Deb (4/15/2006 12:10:00 AM) Post reply

      Yes Stewart. Even I came to think about this very recently....Thax, N.D.

    • Lizzy Tomlinson (3/25/2006 4:34:00 PM) Post reply

      Hi. I'm new here and don't know that much about metering of poetry. I love it to rhyme, most poetry in school when I was young rhymed. I think the traditional method of writing poetry is best.

  • Gokhan Sevinc (3/21/2006 2:49:00 PM) Post reply

    hi to everyone..
    I'm looking for alternative translations of the poem 'Instants' by J.L.Borges
    from its own language. if you have some alternative ones other than the known one please e-mail me: gkhnsvnc@yahoo.com

  • kskdnj sajn (3/7/2006 6:56:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    Mary your Nieces poetry is sweet. She's a natural for 13! :)

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    • Josie Whitehead (3/10/2006 2:42:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      I am a new member. I can tell you that rhythm and rhyme poetry is liked by many people. For nine years my poems have stayed in my notebook, and I only ever read them to the children at the school wh ... more

    • Mary Nagy (3/8/2006 7:22:00 AM) Post reply

      Thanks Angie.......I think she writes some really good stuff. Ok, I was wrong...she's 14! (She corrected me.....I know those years matter!) I'm glad you checked her out. We have lived in differen ... more

  • Mary Nagy (3/7/2006 12:17:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    I don't blame you Sally! Mind if I join you? ? :) Mary

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  • kskdnj sajn (3/4/2006 11:15:00 PM) Post reply

    Herbert Nehrlich (2/27/2006 10: 03: 00 PM)

    Hunters, Gatherers and Poets:

    The verdict from our (anonymous) judge has come in, just this minute.
    In the rhyming competition:

    The bronze medal is shared by: Scarborough Gypsy, CJ Heck, DA Phinney
    (score 7)


    The silver medal is shared by: Craig Ewens, Rich Hanson
    (score 7.5)

    The gold medal is shared by: Max Reif, Raynette Eitel, John Kay

    (score 8)

    Now don't come chasing after me. I didn't even get a mention! ! ! ! !

    Best wishes and thanks to all for entering.
    H

  • Jim Valero (12/20/2005 7:59:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I'd like to share a poem by Archibald MacLeish which I just love, because it expresses what I personally feel about poetry. Though there is very little rhyme, the little there is works just fine for the poet's purpose, which is what the poem itself is about. The poem is called 'Ars Poetica, ' Latin for 'The Art of Poetry.' Hope y'all dig.

    Ars Poetica


    A poem should be palpable and mute
    As a globed fruit

    Dumb
    As old medallions to the thumb

    Silent as the sleeve-worn stone
    Of casement ledges where the moss has grown -

    A poem should be wordless
    As the flight of birds

    A poem should be motionless in time
    As the moon climbs

    Leaving, as the moon releases
    Twig by twig the night-entangled trees,

    Leaving, as the moon behind the winter leaves,
    Memory by memory the mind -

    A poem should be motionless in time
    As the moon climbs

    A poem should be equal to:
    Not true

    For all the history of grief
    An empty doorway and a maple leaf

    For love
    The leaning grasses and two lights above the sea -

    A poem should not mean
    But be


    -Archibald MacLeish

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    • Poetry Hound (12/20/2005 8:30:00 PM) Post reply

      Yes, this is perhaps his most famous poem. See the response by Czeslaw Milosz entitled 'Ars Poetica? '

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