Michael Pruchnicki

Rules Of Scansion - Poem by Michael Pruchnicki

What is a poetaster, you ask?

A poetaster is an unskilled versifier
who memorizes a pattern
and works with it

A poetaster produces doggerel and worse,
but most often garden-club verse
which typifies the production
of little old ladies in tennis shoes
(of both sexes and various ages)

He blows a brass trumpet
of no reknown
mistaking sound
for sense

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 17, 2008

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