Tag Archives: rhythm

Maturity Required

 

.

“You must have

a certain amount

of maturity

to be a poet.

Seldom do sixteen-year-olds

know themselves

well enough.”

.

~Erica Jong

.

Elfje:            (Cinquain)         (Classic, each word only one syllable.)

.

dumb

don’t know

can’t find out

which way is up

young

.

Senryu:      5-7-5 ( Haiku with people and their emotions/feelings as a topic)

.

tagged with graffiti

anger was his first response

gangs advertisement

.

Poem:

.

there was this song in my heart
I just could not get it out of my head
it was a feeling I could not get rid of
it had something to do with being in love

it was then that you walked into the room
the happy feelings began to bloom
had the words just needed a melody
harps and trumpets, something heavenly

not my talent, to impatient
I just don’t understand the relation
notes and rhythm to match the words
think I’ll just let singing to the birds

that still leaves me with the feelings for you
I want to be on a lake with you in my canoe
then I hear me strumming my out of tune guitar
the whole picture becomes hazy and bizarre

darn it, shucks, dang blam it, another failure
I know that I will never understand this behavior
despite the ruckus, there is one thing that is true
I will always and forever be in love with you

.

ME and the Boss

.

.

https://michaelerb.wordpress.com

.

https://meandtheboss.wordpress.com

.

..

 

 


Visual Words

.

“In the great green room,

there was a telephone

And a red balloon

And a picture of a cat

jumping over the moon…”

.

― Margaret Wise Brown,

Goodnight Moon

.

Elfje:     (Cinquain)

.

visual

you see

words that paint

what’s in the mind

picture

.

Haiku:

.

small ant with big bite
giant whale shark eats plankton
balance of nature

.

Poem:

.

it is the words that make the rhyme
the poet only chooses the time
how many syllables in his meter
a cadence like a tom tom beater

ideas and stories to be related
using the words others created
poetic license to make his own form
seeking ways to ignore the norm

a challenge to complete the whole idea
without imitating the ave maria
fantasy usually gives way to truth
experiences drawn from ones youth

the poem signals that it is done
the poet insists on having more fun
they sit and stare at each other
the poet hoping for a fairy godmother

someone’s idea was to write a poem
everyone waiting for a God given omen
alas, no story, no rhyme, no rhythm
poem and poet agree, we’re done
we’ll let the reader look for the symbolism

 

.

ME and the Boss

.

.

.

https://michaelerb.wordpress.com

.

https://meandtheboss.wordpress.com

.

.

..


%d bloggers like this: