Adam McKim

Rookie - 222 Points (11/12/1984)

A Paradelle Of A Poet (The Paradelle) - Poem by Adam McKim

Of all the things I need to write
Of all the things I need to write
To spread my wings and be a poet
To spread my wings and be a poet
To write a spread and to be the things
I need all of my poet wings

A pen and paper in my hand
A pen and paper in my hand
I then begin to script the word
I then begin to script the word
Script to the paper I then begin
My word in hand and a pen

When I am finished with my work
When I am finished with my work
I'll grin and wrap the string on scroll
I'll grin and wrap the string on scroll
The work on my scroll I'll wrap when
I am fisnished with string and grin

To spread a write I need to begin
All of my work, hand and pen
I am a poet and I'll be the things
I script to paper with my wings.
Then the word on scroll...finished when
The wrap in string...and my grin


Poet's Notes about The Poem

This is by far the hardest type of poetry I have ever written. This is called a Paradelle.

In the first three stanzas:
Lines one and two must repeat and lines three and four must repeat. Lines five and six must contain all the words of lines one through four using each word once.

In stanza four:
The last stanza must contain all the words from stanzas one through three using each word once.


This took me 4 hours to write and I honestly thought I could never do it but here it is. It goes to show that you can accomplish anything you set your mind to and work hard on. I hope this poem is an inspiration to everyone who reads it. It can be done and I'm proud to say I did it.

Comments about A Paradelle Of A Poet (The Paradelle) by Adam McKim

  • (8/17/2012 1:51:00 AM)


    I enjoyed your write, it makes me want to sing it across. +10 (Report) Reply

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  • Connor Whyte (8/14/2012 10:16:00 PM)


    Great way to express the working progress of the making of art and this is art good job (Report) Reply

  • Ellias Anderson Jr. (8/13/2012 2:19:00 AM)


    Dear, this shows how beautiful your penning is. I enjoyed while I was reading this art. The deep points are so lightly here! Lovely and good!
    Best wishes Adam!
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  • David Corman (8/13/2012 12:48:00 AM)


    You've broken line and excelled. I'm fairly positive that this was a bitch to write. Well done. I have not and will not attempt this style. (Report) Reply

  • Marcus Mckinley (8/12/2012 11:55:00 PM)


    well done. i don't see to many other poets on here challenging themselves with strict forms. you have earned a few more feathers for your mighty wings. (Report) Reply

  • Tiana Webb (8/12/2012 9:16:00 PM)


    Wow, those 4 hours produced another wonderful poem. You should be proud of yourself. If I had've tried to write this poem I would ave given up before finishing the first stanza. Your poems are all creative and trying new things will help expand your knowledge and make you an even better poet. Another beautiful poem.
    Tiana xx
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  • Robin Bennett (8/12/2012 5:07:00 PM)


    yes, it is very dificult to even write as well as appreciate as a reader for the amount of time and effort that the author but into the piece. A fine write on a most difficult form. (Report) Reply

  • Sania Bashir (8/12/2012 4:25:00 PM)


    it's really nice...your hard work of 4hrs turn into success....read m9 too A MISHAP (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, August 12, 2012

Poem Edited: Saturday, December 1, 2012


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