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Happy Valentine's Day a Rictameter Poem

Updated on March 20, 2014
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To all of you


Happy Valentine's Day


You all make my days happier


Through reading, sharing, writting, everyday


Don't know what I'd do without you


All my inspiration


I get from you


Hubbers




This is my first attempt at a Rictameter Poem. I hope that I did this correctly.

Wikipedia says:

"A rictameter is a nine-line syllabic structure typically used in poetry. The lines start at two syllables, incrementing upward by two to ten in the fifth line and ending with the same two syllable word as the first line."

"Because this form involves a fixed syllabic count, it is a natural accompaniment with haiku and other fixed-syllabic poetry forms."


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    • Just Ask Susan profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Zutautas 

      8 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks, Paula, hope that you had a Happy Valentine's Day!

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      Paula 

      8 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      IMHO,,,You did it perfectly! "Happy Valentine's Day," to you & yours too, Susan! Good to see you. :) Hugs, Paula

    • Just Ask Susan profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Zutautas 

      8 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks so much Chitrangada!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      8 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Beautiful poem!

      I have no idea, what a Rictameter poem is. Thanks for the education.

      Happy Valentine’s Day to you Susan. You expressed your feelings beautifully, and I reciprocate the same.

      Thanks for sharing!

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      Susan Zutautas 

      4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thank you so much!

    • Just Ask Susan profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Zutautas 

      4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Mary, I love this site and all the wonderful friendships I've made here. It is the first place I log onto each day and I wouldn't have it any other way. Thanks for the votes! oh and for stopping by too :)

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      Rinita Sen 

      4 years ago

      One of my favorite forms, and here's wishing u a happy valentine's day, too Susan

    • Just Ask Susan profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Zutautas 

      4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks Rebecca. I learned about Rictameter Poems right here on HubPages :)

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      Mary Craig 

      4 years ago from New York

      Well, I never knew about this type of poetry so I thank you for the education. Mostly I thank you for being part of HP and keeping us all in your thoughts.

      Voted up, awesome, and interesting.

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      Rebecca Mealey 

      4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      It sounds like a fun poem structure. I will try it sometime. Cute poem, and I like the photo you used.

    • Just Ask Susan profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Zutautas 

      5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      todaylearning, Thank you and hope that you had a happy Valentine's Day.

    • Just Ask Susan profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Zutautas 

      5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      dreamseeker, Wikipedia says that "a rictameter is a nine-line syllabic structure typically used in poetry. The lines start at two syllables, incrementing upward by two to ten in the fifth line and ending with the same two syllable word as the first line."

      Thanks and I hope that you had a Happy Valentine's Day.

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      todaylearning 

      5 years ago from Texas, United States

      Happy Valentine's Day.

    • Just Ask Susan profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Zutautas 

      5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Vincent, Happy Valentine's Day to you too. So glad that you like your Cuisinart Mini Chopper.

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      dreamseeker2 

      5 years ago

      Not sure what a ricameter poem is, as I had never heard of it before, but I liked it just the same. : ) Voted up. 'Happy Hearts Day!'

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      Vincent Moore 

      5 years ago

      Happy Valentines Day dear Susan, btw I my son bought me that mini Cuisnart Chopper in burgundy for my kitchen and it rocks, the motor is amazing and it chops and grinds my foods perfectly, Thank you for the recommendation.

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      Susan Zutautas 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Senoritaa, Thank you :)

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      Rinita Sen 

      6 years ago

      Although I am reading it way past V day, still feels so beautiful.

    • Just Ask Susan profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Zutautas 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Prasetio, You're never too late:) Thank you.

    • Just Ask Susan profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Zutautas 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Doc, I like the new picture. The rictameter poem was new to me also, and something I learned here at HubPages. Glad you enjoyed it.

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      prasetio30 

      6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Happe Valentine, my dear. Sorry I am late to know this. But better late than never, right. You are so sweet and your heart filled by "true love". Beautiful poem. Rated up and take care!

      Love and peace, Prasetio

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      Mohan Kumar 

      6 years ago from UK

      I learnt something new Susan, and I really enjoyed the poem too. Thanks for this.Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

    • Just Ask Susan profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Zutautas 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      acaetnna, Thanks.

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      acaetnna 

      6 years ago from Guildford

      How lovely, your poem is gorgeous.

    • Just Ask Susan profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Zutautas 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Brenda, Thank you.

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      Brenda Barnes 

      6 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      Ah thanks Susan. Happy Valentine's Day to you also.

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      Susan Zutautas 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks Lesley :)

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      Movie Master 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Susan, a fabulous poem - thank you!

      And thank you for being an inspiration to us all.

      Best wishes Lesley

    • Just Ask Susan profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Zutautas 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      donnaisabella and sweetguide, Thank you both.

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      sweetguide 

      6 years ago from River side

      It's so cool dear Susan. I'm Love it.

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      Isabella Mukanda-Shamambo 

      6 years ago from Fort Myers

      Thank you. I learned a new word today. Rictameter.

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      Susan Zutautas 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Rusticliving, You're welcome and thank you again.

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      Elizabeth Rayen 

      6 years ago from California

      Susan.. that is so cool!.. Thanks for explaining it to me! I may try my hand at it..but first need to learn how to count! LOL! Again, Great Job!:-)

    • Just Ask Susan profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Zutautas 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Cardisa, Eddy, sankari, and Mar, Thank you all.

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      Maria Jordan 

      6 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Susan,

      Inspirational, charming and lovely ... just like you!

      Happy Valentine's Day to you! UP & Beautiful, mar.

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      sankari.nayagam 

      6 years ago

      Hi Susan,

      Your haiku poems inspired me to write one. You have introduced a new kind of poetry to me now. Expecting more of this kind poems from you so that it will inspire me to try one of this kind.

      Happy valentine's day!

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      Eiddwen 

      6 years ago from Wales

      Hi Susan what a great poem which I can definitly relate to.

      Also you give joy and inspiration to so many as well so here's to so many more hubs to share on here.

      I award this one an up up and away.

      Take care Susan and enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

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      Carolee Samuda 

      6 years ago from Jamaica

      All I know is I love it, don't know anything about rictameter poetry. We love you too Susan. Thanks for a beautiful poem.

    • Just Ask Susan profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Zutautas 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      b. Malin, drbj, PDX and raciniwa, Thanks everyone.

    • Just Ask Susan profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Zutautas 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Deborah, Rebecca, Billy and Sue, Thank you.

    • Just Ask Susan profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Zutautas 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Audrey, Joan, Millionaire Tips and Ruchira, Thank you all.

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      raciniwa 

      6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      sweet...thank you...likewise here...

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      Justin W Price 

      6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      susan, right back at you!

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      drbj and sherry 

      6 years ago from south Florida

      Happy Valentine's Day to you, too, Susan. Good job with the poem. Ric and Tameter agree.

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      b. Malin 

      6 years ago

      How very Lovely Susan, Thank You...and the very Same to you My Hubber Friend, Happy Valentine's Day!

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      Sueswan 

      6 years ago

      Hi Susan

      This is beautiful. You and many other hubbers have been and are an inspiration to me.

      Thank you and Happy Valentines Day. ")

      Voted up and away!

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you for the poem Susan, and thank you for teaching me rictameter. Loved it!

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      Rebecca Mealey 

      6 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Interesting poetry form and a sweet message. Thanks Susan and a Happy Valentine's to you!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Susan happy valentines day to you too.. have a great one

      Debbie

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      Ruchira 

      6 years ago from United States

      Wow...gotta try Rictameter poem genre :)

      Beautiful message conveyed, Susan! Thank you for inspiring me as well!

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      Shasta Matova 

      6 years ago from USA

      I hadn't heard of a Rictameter poem. Very interesting - and sweet. Happy Valentine's Day.

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      Joan Whetzel 

      6 years ago

      Happy valentine's day to you Susan.

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      Audrey Howitt 

      6 years ago from California

      Hi Susan--Happy Valentine's Day to you as well!

    • Just Ask Susan profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Zutautas 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Rusticliving, Thanks and this is what a Rictameter poem is:

      A rictameter is a nine line poetry form. The 1st and last lines are the same with the syllable count as follows:

      line 1 - 2 syllables - same as line 9

      line 2 - 4 syllables

      line 3 - 6 syllables

      line 4 - 8 syllables

      line 5 - 10 syllables

      line 6 - 8 syllables

      line 7 - 6 syllables

      line 8 - 4 syllables

      line 9 - 2 syllables - same as line 1

    • Just Ask Susan profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Zutautas 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Frank, Lizam and Ruby, Thank you all.

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      Elizabeth Rayen 

      6 years ago from California

      I love it! I need to read what a Rictameter poem is. But by the sounds of the other comments.. you did an awesome job! Happy Valentines Day to you as well Susan! :)

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautiful Susan..Happy Valentine Day to you.

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      Lizam1 

      6 years ago from Scotland

      Lovely. Inspiring and back to you too. Liza:-)

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      Frank Atanacio 

      6 years ago from Shelton

      Thank you Just Be Susan :)

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      Susan Zutautas 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      gregas, Thank you, glad that I did it properly, and I hope to do more of them.

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      Susan Zutautas 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      RH, Thanks. I'd never heard of a Rictameter poem before joining HubPages and I really like them. This one was fun to do.

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      Greg Schweizer 

      6 years ago from Corona, California.

      Hi Susan, Very well done. You will do more. Greg

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      Kelly Umphenour 

      6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Susan - thank you! I loved this poem - not only had I never heard of this type - I LOVE the message:) Ditto to you!

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