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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Ohhh…. (02/04/10)

TITLE: Methought to Write to You in Rhyme
By Flora Sawyer
02/05/10


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Methought to write to you in Rhyme, but Words would fail me every time.
Then, at last when words did come, the modern machine was somehow dumb.

Now, at last 'twill all come forth in Words and Rhyme of simple verse.


I woke at five with dream of Shakesperean Sonnet, as though some ghost of ages past had cast some spell upon it.
Alas, to come forth to light of day with Iambic Pentameter cast away.

Now here I am with meter up and meter down like some Joker before the Royal crown sounding the death knell all around.

Knowing that I am dangerously clever at pitting one form over against another, for in my dates and time there is no rhyme nor reason.

I am at loss to place them in their season.

Ohhh in vain idle Words I find so close at hand … to tie the dreamer to rocks or sand. But hope that all thus swirled up will land with deep impression on some fertile ground


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Mildred Sheldon02/11/10
Thank you for your little rhyme. I loved how you worked ohhh into the last line. Keep writing and God bless.
Amanda Brogan02/11/10
Looks like you had fun with this one! I like the part where you compared your rhyming to a joker dancing before royalty. Methinks this was clever and fun to read. ;)
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 02/11/10
Very entertaining. I enjoy reading things from a different perspective. Thank you for sharing with us.
Judy Wood02/11/10
How fun. I love rhymes, too. I think the poet does wake up thinking of poetry. Great imagination.
Jan Ackerson 02/17/10
Clever!

I'm thinking that your metric skills are really quite fine, and that this is quite tongue-in-cheek. Fun!