Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Free Verse

Please
No aa bb cc's
Nor ee dd's
My eyes will glaze
I'll maybe drool
With flashbacks
Of Algebra, high school
Not visions of
Lovely poetry
And that's why
I gotta keep my
Verses free

A quick ditty for the prompt at Poetic Asides to write a poem with the title "Free ____."  I was reading a book on writing poetry by Mary Oliver and she was talking about patterns of aa bb cc--never been able to wrap my brain around that--an old Algebra injury...also shared with an early thankful toast at the bar for OLN with dversepoetry.com-- Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!

25 comments:

  1. This cracked me up! Form makes my brain hurt, too.

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    1. Hi MZ! So glad I'm not the only one, and even better that I made you laugh--thank you!

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  2. ha. i hear you...form is a stretch for me and can feel so constraining...i def enjoy my free verse a lot more...and letting the words find their own rhythm as well...

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    1. Hi Brian! I think form is really interesting, but I do have a really hard time understanding all the aa's and AbA etc. Definitely have a mental block...

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  3. haha...i prefer my verses free as well you know... though every once and a while form can be a good training to stretch the poetic muscles..smiles

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    1. Hi Claudia! Form is a good challenge, always enjoy reading others ;-)

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    1. Hi Sam! Thank you for your support ;-)

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  5. This made me smile Sara! I enjoy writing free verse but also wish I were better with rhymes.

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    1. Hi Gabriella! So happy to share a smile with you :-) I wish I was better at understanding those patterns, it really does send me into a tailspin. I have to look at examples :-)

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  6. ha! I so identify! Made me smile...you always do! :-)

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    1. Hi Jennifer! So glad I made you smile, that is one of my goals with my blog/poetry :-)

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  7. I like form once in a while, but most often I am a fan of free verse as well!

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    1. Hi Mary! I Enjoy reading both form and free, just am not any good at trying to write form myself :-)

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    1. Hi Ayala! It was fun to write too, thank you :-)

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  9. I love free fowing or formulaic, if they connect. Your poem makes me think of my brother.thank you.

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    1. Hi and Welcome!! I like all kinds of poetry, too. I'm just not adept at form types...what a lovely compliment that I made you think of your brother, thank you! :-)

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  10. Ha, despite the fact I love to write form poetry I really enjoyed this :-) fun write.

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    1. Hi Bjorn! Yes, you write beautiful form poetry-- I always enjoy reading it. Glad you enjoyed this :-)

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    1. Hi Vandana! Thank you for joining in the fun:-)

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  12. Sara, this is exactly how I feel. I occasionally find a form that appeals, but too often, my "form" poetry looks forced. I hate counting syllables and all the rest, the iambic pentameter, etc. I'm a free verse girl, no doubt about it! Thanks for commenting at my site, by the way! Love, Amy

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  13. LOVE!
    Iambic-kery when it comes to such schemes, as well. ;)

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Your words are wonderful! Thanks for popping in--I'll be over in a snap!