Rhythm and Rhyme Workshop

Workshop for poetry written in traditional forms.
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Falease Anderson Female, 46, United States (3/23/2006 1:42:00 PM)

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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  • Rookie Sonny Rainshine (3/24/2006 5:31:00 AM) Post reply
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    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 cool. Good work. A agree with you that there are a few poems that shun traditional poetic form, but manage to convey a strng meaning-Robinson Jeffers is a good example of this type of poet. I also concur with you that poets who write indecipherable verse that only they (or English professors) can understand are not playing fair. I have a Master's in English and have read hundreds of poems, but I always go back to the straight-forward, finely crafted classics like Frost or Wordsworth. Who's Mr. H?

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