Rhythm and Rhyme Workshop


Workshop for poetry written in traditional forms.
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Philippa Lane Female, 73, Canada (11/20/2004 4:12:00 PM)

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I agree with all you said. Unfortunately, I have slid into writing in free verse for some years. In spite of the fact that I was brought up in a boarding school in England that taught the Classic traditional way of writing poetry. I have now decided to concentrate on 'Old is Gold'. even if it means struggling for a while...it will be worth it. Have you ever read John Betjeman's 'Summoned by Bells'?

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  • Dr. A.celestine Raj Manohar Md (12/11/2004 6:03:00 PM) Post reply

    thanks Philippa,
    Many years of classical Poetry is slowly being shelved unfortunately and its immense beauty forgotten! However, I'm not averse to imbibing newer and modern styles of writing poetry as well.I take all that is good in everything(modern or traditional) .I haven't got the opportunity to read the book mentioned by you.I prefer to write in a classical but modified style, in tune with modern trends!
    Dr John Celes

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