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    What Poetry Form Am I?

    ...Take the Test

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    "The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise."

    -- F. Scott Fitzgerald

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    I'm a BLANK VERSE

    I am, of course, none other than blank verse.
    I don't know where I'm going, yes, quite right;
    And when I get there (if I ever do)
    I might not recognise it. So? Your point?
    Why should I have a destination set?
    I'm relatively happy as I am,
    And wouldn't want to be forever aimed
    Towards some future path or special goal.
    It's not to do with laziness, as such.
    It's just that one the whole I'd rather not
    Be bothered - so I drift contentedly;
    An underrated way of life, I find.
    What Are You Crazy!!!

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    I am heroic couplets; most precise
    And fond of order. Planned and structured. Nice.
    I know, of course, just what I want; I know,
    As well, what I will do to make it so.
    This doesn't mean that I attempt to shun
    Excitement, entertainment, pleasure, fun;
    But they must keep their place, like all the rest;
    They might be good, but ordered life is best.
    LET THERE BE LIGHT

    "Love follows knowledge." St. Catherine of Siena

    My literature blog: http://ashesfromburntroses.blogspot.com/

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    I am a verse that is free
    which makes it easy for me
    to break the rhyme

    Whenever I may please
    whenever I'm free
    and have enough time

    I don't know where I'm going
    only know where I've been
    I'm just too tired of listening
    to Led Zeppelin

    I'm a bird, that's what I'm
    soaring high in the sky
    with wings of words
    heaven's always nigh

    But there are times
    when I meet people on my way
    they get in my way
    writers of epics and all

    visionaries all
    tragedians all
    all of them are prisoners
    of formal limitations

    But I
    am a bird free as a verse
    without a thought
    without a care
    without a desire
    of this flight to share

    Power of poetry
    illuminates life
    (that's filled with lies)
    chases us relentlessly
    before it dies

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    I am the tanka.
    The attention of others
    Is unnerving, and
    Since I try not to draw it,
    I'm left alone. Which is good.
    Some of us laugh
    Some of us cry
    Some of us smoke
    Some of us lie
    But it's all just the way
    that we cope with our lives...

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    I'm terza rima, and I talk and smile.
    Where others lock their rhymes and thoughts away
    I let mine out, and chatter all the while.

    I'm rarely on my own - a wasted day
    Is any day that's spent without a friend,
    With nothing much to do or hear or say.

    I like to be with people, and depend
    On company for being entertained;
    Which seems a good solution, in the end.

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    I'm terza rima, and I talk and smile.
    Where others lock their rhymes and thoughts away
    I let mine out, and chatter all the while.

    I'm rarely on my own - a wasted day
    Is any day that's spent without a friend,
    With nothing much to do or hear or say.

    I like to be with people, and depend
    On company for being entertained;
    Which seems a good solution, in the end

    Yep, another terza rima ... or they say possibly limerick
    "Man, of all the animals, is probably the only one to regard himself as a great delicacy".
    Jacques Yves Cousteau



    Location: Turks and Caicos Islands,2003

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    I am, of course, none other than blank verse.
    I don't know where I'm going, yes, quite right;
    And when I get there (if I ever do)
    I might not recognise it. So? Your point?
    Why should I have a destination set?
    I'm relatively happy as I am,
    And wouldn't want to be forever aimed
    Towards some future path or special goal.
    It's not to do with laziness, as such.
    It's just that one the whole I'd rather not
    Be bothered - so I drift contentedly;
    An underrated way of life, I find.
    Carving lucky charms out of these hard luck bones

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    I am heroic couplets; most precise
    And fond of order. Planned and structured. Nice.
    I know, of course, just what I want; I know,
    As well, what I will do to make it so.
    This doesn't mean that I attempt to shun
    Excitement, entertainment, pleasure, fun;
    But they must keep their place, like all the rest;
    They might be good, but ordered life is best.
    None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe that they are free.
    -Goethe

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    I'm terza rima, and I talk and smile.
    Where others lock their rhymes and thoughts away
    I let mine out, and chatter all the while.

    I'm rarely on my own - a wasted day
    Is any day that's spent without a friend,
    With nothing much to do or hear or say.

    I like to be with people, and depend
    On company for being entertained;
    Which seems a good solution, in the end.
    "Come away O human child!To the waters of the wild, With a faery hand in hand, For the worlds more full of weeping than you can understand."
    W.B.Yeats

    "If it looks like a Dwarf and smells like a Dwarf, then it's probably a Dwarf (or a latrine wearing dungarees)"
    Artemins Fowl and the Lost Colony by Eoin Colfer


    my poems-please comment Forum Rules

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    I, also am a
    terza rima, and 'tis true
    that I think in threes

    but I protest
    that I have nothing
    much to say

    Although to their
    dismay, my friends
    say I do chatter all the day
    "The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its' own reason for existing." ~ Albert Einstein
    "Remember, no matter where you go, there you are." Buckaroo Bonzai
    "Some people say I done alright for a girl." Melanie Safka

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    I am the tanka.
    The attention of others
    Is unnerving, and
    Since I try not to draw it,
    I'm left alone. Which is good



    [It's quite eerie...when I write my poems, they actually sound like that!]
    "My warm hands have made the paper limp,
    So that its feel reminds me of slept-in sheets: comfortable and safe"


    "All these things I say... I say them because I want you to know, I don't ever want to regret afterwards that I didn't say enough, I would rather say too much." ~ Samuel Selvon

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    Oh dear... this is what I got.

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    If they told you I'm mad, then they lied.
    I'm odd, but it isn't compulsive.
    I'm the triolet, bursting with pride;
    If they told you I'm mad, then they lied.
    No, it isn't obsessive. Now hide
    All the spoons or I might get convulsive.
    If they told you I'm mad then they lied.
    I'm odd, but it isn't compulsive.

    (If you were not a Triolet you would be a Clerihew.)
    se non e vero, e molto ben'trovato

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    I am the sonnet, never quickly thrilled;
    Not prone to overstated gushing praise
    Nor yet to seething rants and anger, filled
    With overstretched opinions to rephrase;
    But on the other hand, not fond of fools,
    And thus, not fond of people, on the whole;
    And holding to the sound and useful rules,
    Not those that seek unjustified control.
    I'm balanced, measured, sensible (at least,
    I think I am, and usually I'm right);
    And when more ostentatious types have ceased,
    I'm still around, and doing, still, alright.
    In short, I'm calm and rational and stable -
    Or, well, I am, as much as I am able.

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    I am the tanka.
    The attention of others
    Is unnerving, and
    Since I try not to draw it,
    I'm left alone. Which is good.
    "The time has come," the Walrus said,
    "To talk of many things:
    Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--
    Of cabbages--and kings--
    And why the sea is boiling hot--
    And whether pigs have wings."

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