Poetry, I do suppose,

Is feeling molded into prose.
A metaphor or simile
And there you have it: poetry.

March 11, 2011


The Watercats wrote the writing prompt for The Poetry Bus this week. The prompt set forth these rules:

Protest in a four line poem with a rhyme scheme and rhythm as follows:
dum dum dum dum dum dee dum
dum de dum de dum dee dum
dum de dum de dum dee dee
dum de dum de dum dee dee
Click here for the original prompt and to read the other responses!
Here is my attempt to conform to the difficult rhythm/rhyme scheme The Watercats came up with:
Silly meter such as this
Hardly does the art justice.
Seven syllables per line?
Better writing prompts next time.
In all seriousness, it was so challenging to write anything for my first prompt and I probably shouldn't even have attempted it. Next time I'll stay away. Thanks to The Watercats for being so gracious.

I will be posting some of my better, unprompted poetry in the near future.


the watercats said...

LOL... can't recall anyone ever saying that poetry was easy ;-)
great job!

Nicholas said...

Thank you. Poetry is most certainly difficult but those seven syllabled lines were hard.

Peter Goulding said...

Intriguing take on the prompt, Nicholas. Love the way you looked at it in an oblique way. Welcome aboard!

Helen said...

I wasn't able to get the seven syllable format, nonetheless I did have a protest I needed to make. You aced it!

Nicholas said...

Thanks, Peter! I like it here already.
Helen, yours is far better than mine for you protested about something worthwhile and mine is more or less a nonsense rhyme.

izzy said...

Good job! can't always wing a poem into being
but it is fun trying.

Titus said...

Laughed and laughed...

120 Socks said...

I think I might have failed where you succeeded!

120 Socks said...

I think I might have failed where you succeeded!

Enchanted Oak said...

Marvy-poo, Nicholas! The seven-syllables thing was challenging.for me too, and I'm proud of your protest. The prompts vary widely. Stay with us!

Totalfeckineejit said...

Ha ha! Nicely done Nicholas!

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