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Doggerel Bard

From the days of Edmund Spenser
To the era of Millay,
Great poets wrote in rhyming verse,
Which then became passé.

As the moderns have discovered,
When you write of timeless love,
You’ve run clean out of rhyme words
After using up “above!”

A sing-song verse now ranks among
The worst poetic sins.
But a rhyme is still effective
When it’s just for shits and grins!




  1. Carla wrote:

    “Just for Shits and Grins” — I think that would be a great title for your next book of poetry. :)

    Friday, August 27, 2010 at 6:14 am | Permalink
  2. Eri wrote:

    I agree with Carla!

    Friday, August 27, 2010 at 7:04 am | Permalink
  3. Jeanne Emmons wrote:

    Hey, cousin! I’m definitely using this the next time I teach creative writing!

    Monday, August 30, 2010 at 7:04 am | Permalink

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