Poetry (poem)

A rhyme in time a beat

Confused then I’ll repeat

If you guessed six then neat

Next lesson should be treat


Let’s take a look at rhyme

It doesn’t rhyme with Rhine

The difference sublime

Like cheap and subtle wine


A stanza should be clear

I’ve chosen four lines here

Use more or less don’t fear

Another break is near


Now what is on your mind

Use words and beat entwined

But if you stray you’ll find

Good critics should be kind


And draw your readers in

By making their minds spin

A tear perchance a grin

In poetry no sin


I’ve left this little clue

A ditty oh it’s true

But now it’s almost through

The rest is up to you

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Lisawilliamsj 4 years ago

I liked this, it certainly had a nice flow, but that was the point right! I voted up and awesome!

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snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada

Wow Mhatter! A cool poetry lesson, I 've got a Smith and Wesson, We can always shoot the breeze, unless it's an early freeze. Regards, snakeslane

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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

Mhatter, you made my head swim! Great job on the poetry lesson! :)

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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Very clever Martin! Great job!

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midget38 4 years ago from Singapore

Thanks for the poetry lesson, Hatter! Clever!

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rcrumple 4 years ago from Kentucky

Mh -

I'll do my best you see

to please and write as thee

thanks to advice and time

to help us better rhyme

Thanks Teach! Shall work to please!

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ImKarn23 4 years ago

i don't know haiku from sonnet,

but i know that Martin's 'On it'!

with his knowledge and his wit,

His poems i cannot quit!

And this one's no exception!

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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

Hmmm....let me think about it for a little while, be back with a riddle and a smile :)

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aviannovice 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Awesome and up. You did a fantastic job with teaching the elements of a poem!

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shampa sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

Voted up and awesome!

Loved your poetry lesson. It is undoubtedly superb. Sharing and pinning it.

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Justsilvie 4 years ago

Liked it very much!

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agilitymach 4 years ago

I like it as well!! Funny too. :) I voted up and awesome also. :)

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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Raising the bar!!! Great write Martin!

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thost 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

Very good. Vote up.

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suzettenaples 4 years ago from Taos, NM

How refreshing and inspiring. A ditty on how to write a rhyming poem. I love this poem. Well done!

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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

Nice, clever, and encouraging. All the votes! Well done!

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Valleypoet 4 years ago

Very clever poem about......the poem, enjoyed this:-))

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Mama Kim 8 4 years ago

Perfect poem for poets ^_^ wonderful as usual! Voted a bunch ^_^

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Janhorner 4 years ago

Very witty and informative. Any poems I try my hand at never rhyme because I see feelings in different kind of ways. However, your poems are a blessing and much loved.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Awesome and clever. Love the rhyme and rhythm.

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shara63 4 years ago from Delhi

Though very very witty, but it is true

conveyed the message, you wanted to,

clear stanza with rhyme is really better

readers drew in and happy 'the hatter !

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Ann1Az2 4 years ago from Orange, Texas

Wow, this was kind of like Norman Rockwell painting himself! Great poem, my friend.

Well done and voted up.

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