Francis Duggan

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Winthrop Mackworth Praed

He lived as a poet of the people with a rhyming style of his own
Winthrop Mackworth Praed is one who lives in his verses and his legend through the decades has grown
I do enjoy reading his readable verses they just seem to bubble along
His distinctive rhyme without his name to it once familiarized with it's author one should never get wrong

In his short life he had many imitators and imitation is the best form of flattery some do say
But he did not live to be an old man as one senile and weary and gray
Which does seem to be more the pity poets like he was just cannot be made
A new form of rhyme he created a rhyme innovator the poet known as Praed

Those who read his memorable verses are happy to read them again
To most rhyming poets very different his style of writing the difference explain
In his poems there is music and rhythm reading his poetry i thoroughly enjoy
On hindsight i do remember that i did love his poems as a boy

That true greatness does outlive it's creators and this surely is not a lie
The poems of Praed does live on long after his body did die
You will find the rhythm and music in his distinctive style of rhyme
The poetry without a use by date it does seem to live on in time.

Topic(s) of this poem: people

Poem Submitted: Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Form: Verse


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