AuthorsDen.com   Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  Antoine Raphael, iDan Ronco, ial squitieri,sr, iRichard Harris, iNicholas Coe, iWynn Schiller, iLois Santalo, i

  Home > Poetry > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Ruan Mills Burke

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Articles
· Poetry
· Stories
· 225 Titles
· 1,151 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: May, 2011

Ruan Mills Burke, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.




Featured Book
Prism
by Roland Allnach

'Prism' combines author Roland Allnach's award winning published short fiction and new, previously unpublished fiction...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


Featured Book
Meow's Way Redux
by Lucille lucil95783@aol.com

Redux adds more episodes to the original "Meow's Way."..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members



Popular Poetry (Poetry)
  1.  distant drama and mended wounds
  2.  Hands On Arms Around
  3.  Ruby Red
  4.  Words Will Never Express How Lucky I am to
  5.  Love is Like a Flower
  6.  A Little Drop of Rain
  7.  Withdrawn...
  8.  A Poem In MInd
  9.  fettered footprints
  10.  G R A S S
  11.  You Donít Know Me
  12.  Blood Of A Slave, Heart Of A King
  13.  In Sleep
  14.  The Liar
  15.  A Transition To Metempsychosis
  16.  A Noble Lady
  17.  Faith, Courage, Wisdom, Strength, and Hope
  18.  Line Of Art
  19.  A Husband, A Father & Friend
  20.  It's Simple





Charisma or Correction
by Ruan Mills Burke

Saturday, April 28, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Become a Fan

Recent poems by Ruan Mills Burke
•  Cultural Difference
•  Our Boy
•  Cocoon
•  November Stains
•  All Hallows' Eve
           >> View all 172

Which is more compelling?


 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.


Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!


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.
Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.