Richard Lackman

Veteran Poet - 1,314 Points (Philadelphia)

A Soliloquy To Modern Poetry - Poem by Richard Lackman

I write this, a soliloquy
Regarding modern poetry
I don't appreciate the terse
Disheveled nature of free verse
So much of it just seems contrived
And of true beauty so deprived
I just don't understand the thought
That rhyme makes people overwrought
Whereas it is a pleasing sound
Adding grace to the profound
And splendor to the spoken word
An ideal surely not absurd
The likes of Auden, Poe and Frost
Whose legacy is not yet lost
Understood when sounds are paired
Then poetry is language squared
So why are they afraid of rhyme
Is it now a poetic crime
A past poetic road not taken
Or is it just I am mistaken

Topic(s) of this poem: poetry

Form: Ballad

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  • Spock The VeganSpock The Vegan (2/8/2020 7:15:00 PM)

    Amen dear brother. Well written....10 (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, February 8, 2020

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