This challenge, possibly even more than the challenges involving rhymed forms, shows how differently our minds work, even when we would all consider ourselves poets, aspiring or otherwise. Some of us love the rhythm of a poem with a strict number of beats and slip into the flow of it naturally. For others it is a real effort. Ways of seeing doesn’t apply just to the visual arts.
Sarah is one of the naturals. Just read it.
Louise’s poem is a rhyming, rhythmic story in the great tradition of the ballad.
Kat’s poem is a delicate, sad love poem, and I’d say she had no problems finding a rhythm..
Ken claims he struggled with this, but the result flows perfectly with some lovely images.
A first time entry from dbpoetry with a poem touching on a mother’s thoughts about her growing child.
Grammy’s poem is light-hearted and fun, keeping to a perfect meter of course 🙂
Imelda’s poem is a study in classical form and content.
Kim’s poem has an unexpected twist, for me anyway. The rhythm seduces the reader into expecting a nice, gentle ending, but the poem broadens out to take on quite dramatic propotions.
Sri’s is a tragedy of a love poem.
Merril’s poem dances very lightly over bloody battlefields and ends on a note of hope.
Kerfe’s poem, a tribute to Prince and his vibrant imagery, with a gorgeous illustration which I have only just noticed has an intriguing cleft down the middle…
Janice ends this week’s offerings with a beautifully paced poem that includes rhyme and uses a favourite form of mine, the cascade.
Thank you all for participating and I hope you’ll tune in again for a new challenge tomorrow.