To me, it doesn`t matter whether the lines rhyme or not but what the poem creates in the mind of the reader.
I liked @Pennywren `s "Morning Thoughts" and the images in it, particularly liked the lines...
A blackbird singing in the tree
Are you singing just for me?
I`m sure we have all had such a moment but to put into words to capture it is pure genius.
The hands of the clock inside my mind
Run backwards to days long past
And the voice inside my head repeatedly asks
"Why can`t today be like my yesterdays?"
When the sun always shone and I was never cold.
Bah humbug! I hate being old.
Glad you started this thread @Pennywren
I am no poet but do appreciate poety and am a regular listener to 'Poetry Please' BBC Radio Four late Saturday evening. The present series, presented by Roger McGough, has just come to a close last week, but can be found on BBC Sounds.
Thank you @Anonymous. Am slowly working through the poems I have written. Some I'm reluctant to post because they are darker, memories stirring causing the words to be less pleasant (no foul language just paints a darker picture).
As the rain taps against the window
I reach for my crafting tools
The summer sunshine etched in my heart.
Together with the rain my creations flow
That swirl and eddy lifting the soul
To greater heights.
The holiday time is upon us
A time of laughter and smiles
But in my heart with crafting
The sunshine never fades
The Limerick's poetical form's spurned
Many have striven, less have learned
To rhyme two couplets
With furry puplets
And find they've just crashed and burned!
A thread for poems, how sublime!
Write in stanzas, make'em rhyme,
Each one a ditty,
Oh what a pity
This one I wrote in double-quick time!
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