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Rhythm and Rhyme Workshop


Workshop for poetry written in traditional forms.
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Wayne Guy Butterfield Male, 66, United States (12/3/2005 4:38:00 AM)

I'm with you re 4 or 5 stanzas, Mary. Maybe even less... especially where the poem seems just plain obscure to me. I might stick with it a bit longer, though, if the rhythm and rhyme are interesting. Still, I think I actually like 'long' poems most when they do work for me. But that seems to require more complex thoughts and images, and a structure that supports their development at greater length. And again for me at least, a more complicated (but well integrated) system of rhythm and rhyme seems to help a lot in creating such a structure, hence lending support to the development of more complex thoughts and images. Score one for rhythm and rhyme?

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  • Mary Nagy (12/3/2005 4:07:00 PM) Post reply

    I think when the poem is written well you don't even notice if it seems extra long........some poems are so well written you hate to see them end. It is never clear-cut one way or another. I guess that's why there are so many great debates about it! :)

  • Herbert Nehrlich1 (12/3/2005 6:07:00 AM) Post reply | Read 3 replies

    Wayne, you came to the right poet......I have plenty of LONG poems on this site.
    Help yourself. Some of them even work very well.
    Best
    H

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    • Wayne Guy Butterfield (12/7/2005 12:22:00 AM) Post reply

      Thanks, Herbert! I'll take a look when I get a chance (and they better be LONNNNNG ;) Best, Wayne

    • Ernestine Northover Rookie - 1st Stage (12/3/2005 1:53:00 PM) Post reply

      Gosh, I going to bring my Flask and sandwiches, Herbert and start sifting through these long ones of yours too. Love Ernestine XXX

    • Mary Nagy Rookie - 1st Stage (12/3/2005 7:01:00 AM) Post reply

      I definately agree with that Herbert!

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