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by Ruan Mills Burke

Saturday, April 28, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.
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 Poetry’s not an English lecture

Counting out the words per line

We’re not about childhood conjecture

Should that be eight beats here, or nine?

 

We use this art to speak aloud

Of things that make our spirits glow

Making our ideas stand proud

In forms that boost creative flow

 

It brings us to a worthy place

In which to let our muse run free

Whilst bearer of the pen gives chase

Until they finally agree

 

So worry less of syllable count

Let loose the book of grammar rules

Each line is formed, not by account,

But by the use of mental tools

 

Embrace the root of all your thoughts

Just let your spirit guide you on

The forms will fit themselves with ease

And words and poet will be one

 

In due course grammar joins the throng

And punctuation finds a place

You’ll see then, what they’ve brought along

To give your words a warm embrace.

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Reviewed by Ronald Hull 4/28/2012
I rode this romp of words like a roller coaster and enjoyed every minute of it. A joy to read. I go with my heart beat and that knows no rules except that rhyme beats prose anytime. Cuz I got the rhythm in me, and I gotta a let it out.

Ron
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 4/28/2012
Well, except for a few lines you kept to an eight-count beat. I used to struggle to stay within the rules, and not go over eight count beats, but the last few years I have relaxed an let go with a few nine syllable counts. Except for sonnets, and there is where I draw the line with a ten count beat.

Nice poem, Ruan, I really enjoyed the read.



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