Rhyme Is Not Dead

Great highlights of the centuries
that saw big armies on their knees
were poets from the Fatherland
their words for all to understand.

A poet cannot be a mime
but all of them composed in rhyme.
Today, so many raise their brows
and bleat like Alpine milka cows,

free verse is all the rage, hooray
thus rhyme must be, at last, passé.
You do remind me of a fretter
who can't come up with something better.

Ernestine Northover 24 January 2006

Rhyming is harder to do than non rhyming, I find. I agree with the other two messengers, it will never go out of fashion. It's established itself now. Love Ernestine XXX

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Mary Nagy 23 January 2006

Herbert, Rhyme will never be dead! I think fashions come and go but the main ''classics'' are always in style.......... and I think rhyme is a classic. I love rhyme and always will. Sincerely, mary

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Rusty Daily 23 January 2006

As far as I'm concerned Herbert, rhyme will never be passe or out of fashion. But only for those who can't write in rhyme. Well said Herbert. Rusty

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