Who's Who, in Poetry
Rudyard Kipling, Frost, and Henry W.Longfellow,
and the who of all who's, Will Shakespeare, too,
Elizabeth Barret Browning and Edgar Allen Poe,
just the cream of the crop, only to name a few.
The greatest of the great, the best of the best,
though many are wonderful, who could protest?
The rhyming of words, the cadence and rhythm,
the wording arranged, as to build momentum.
From ballads of the old, to words without rhyme,
the meaning and metaphors, are all so sublime,
Inspirational sonnets, are written as Asian Haiku,
Acrostic, Blank Verse, and Free Verse, for you.
some, a pattern without question, or as a pantomime.
The list is long, varieties, never ending, some time.
Making it so very easy, to do, in writing a line or two,
Not all roses are red, though violets are blue, (it's true).
From the old English classics, to a newer free verse quote,
a reflection of the poet, by their message, that they wrote.
The days of merry old England, the great battles to inspire,
as the French Revolution, all to light, a devoted writer's fire,
While we read about Elizabeth's one thousandth sonnet,
of a special new blue bonnet, may get our fondest vote,
The long hours on end, that we each in reading, spend,
may just to inspire us so well, and to float our sailboat.
Who is to be your favorite writer of the best in rhyme,
the teller of tales, a messenger, by the hour glass's time,
what makes these so special and clever, or unique,
in modeling our crafts, or in the roles, we
Is it their metaphorical take on the quality of life,
their faith, their hope, the withstanding of all strife?
It's the building of our spirits, that shines from within,
most, we admire the creative message, they send.
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