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(7/4/1934 / Hebburn.Co Durham U.K)

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Neater meter for Mr Earley

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I have to write a sonnet in free verse.
I must stick to Iambic pentameter.
A meter that I do not often use.
Pentameter is my more usual style.
A Sapphic meter would be so much worse.
I am more comfortable with the latter.
I find that some odd metres can confuse
a simple rhymester like me for a while.
I’m quite convinced that pentameter
makes my presentations appear neater.
It may be that you think I am obtuse
and that my simple verses make you smile.
You are entitled to your point of view.
Naturally I won’t agree with you!


Free verse sonnet

Submitted: Friday, April 11, 2008

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  • James B. Earley (4/12/2008 10:57:00 PM)

    'makes my presentations appear neater'....... My sentiment exactly! Thanks my friend!

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  • Thad Wilk (4/11/2008 9:18:00 PM)

    Your pentameter is much sweeter, sapphic for you just wouldn't do! !
    Nice read Ivor! ! *10*! !
    Friend Thad

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