Let's raise the tone of our converse
By rhyming everything in verse;
To rhyme is harder than to prose
But pithier and less verbose;
A poem, ripe with potent signal
Displays wisdom in its original
Text, received pure from the Muses,
Unsullied by noise, rust, and abuses.
Further rhyming enlarges the mind
Exercising forebrain with the hind
Mental quarters - what better than scansion
To add some rooms to your mental mansion?
In even doggerelish limericks
Lie enlightning, delightful gimmericks
Dispense with prose and all blank verse!
Forestall the EndOfWiki curse!
Today, tomorrow, from now on
Make WikiPages ring with song!
With apologies to OgdenNash and his estate.
Spring flowers sleep, burst and fall
Nor reason nor rhyme.
I tell You dears, in sweetest candor
Who are Dense with Alexander
Rhyming words like 'Bee' and 'Sea'
Made Edgar Allan Poe a Tree
Impatient fingers drumming, drumming
'e' and 'e' were slow in cumming...
Finish up at any cost
This steely helix, crossed and crossed --
My chain link fence to Robert Frost.
A work in progress -
- The Wiki Doth Restore My Soul
- (a PetrarchanSonnet)
- Betimes my choice of craft meseemeth vain
- And all my pretty artifices fail
- Nor my long years of learning do avail
- To ravel out the tangle-threaded skein
- Of logic, and of pattern, and of pain
- That I have wound about me as a jail
- And as the heaven's vault doth dawnward pale
- My tears and curses pour like thund'ring rain.
- Then to Ward's web I wiki-quickly go,
- That global confraternity of mind,
- The QualityWithoutaName to know.
- A measure of nepenthes there I find,
- There I regain the MentalStateCalledFlow
- And to my task return, grief left behind.
- -- CameronSmith
Of course, this is WikiOnWiki, and as such gravely OffTopic...
And leaves the keyboard all sticky, and the eyeballs all dim and myopic ...
An example of SeparateThreadsFromContent
Rhyming is only one of several methods of forming sound linkages in poetry. Actually, a poem is defined as a bunch of text presented in structured form. So that if it is reproduced, the line breaks and positioning need to be reproduced as well. This paragraph is not a poem then.
Actually, poetry has nothing at all to do with the presentation of text on a page. Poetry is a verbal medium; poems are meant to be spoken and to be heard. Line breaks help to determine the intended spoken rhythm of a poem, but "a bunch of text presented in structured form" is not a poem any more than "a bunch of lines and dots written on staves" is music.
"No, not exactly. Not all poetry needs to be read aloud or heard. That is certainly where poetry was started, but poetry can be designed specifically for the page. In this case formatting issues would be absolutely critical. So although poetry can be a verbal medium, it is not defined that way, at least not these days. Visual poetry is legit, too."
Okay, I'm not deaf, but may I suggest that poetry can have both visual and auditory parts, and that each may delight different audiences?
- Your words slay poetry, which delights my eyes
- And lands deaf on my deaf ears.
You say that I am full of shit
And lacking in important wit
My reasoning is all askew
And hasn't anything to do
With logic, beauty or good grace;
Shame should redden up my face
And hairy palms wipe tears away
From dimming eyes - Onan's dismay
Was all the dues that I could pay;
A failing mind weren't all inside
My egg-shell skull and woe betide
Those sloppy egg-white bits of brain
That ran out from their own disdain
For nasty foolish bad ideas
That festered here between my ears.
I'd say you're right, but that would take
More art and thought than in me bake. -- Pete.
Observing the above, the rhyming portion is a lot easier to grok than the HaiKu
. Rhythmic poetry in general seems too hard. But then others may find it easier to HaiKuMe
. Try it and let's see!
Haiku ain't that rhythmic, either.
My rival is dead
My explicit sympathies
Cold rain, falling tears
Haiku is meant to convey emotions --sometimes complex emotions-- in a simple way. -- ClintonLabombard
i came here to escape the killing floor
many pages died tonight
and i alone am ishmael
to tell the tale
i am mishima
of sun and steel the author
dead by his command
but all that aside
thanks for this sanctuary
this line in the first wikipoem on this page struck me:
A poem, ripe with potent signal
reminds me of
''A poem should not mean
palpable and mute
as a globed fruit''
hier stock ich schon!
i can't figure out how to do the é
When wording Wikis,
finding wiki brave and new
not quite certain what to do
so I'm trying out a rhyme
to play within the paradigm
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. WithAllDueRespect WhyNotStartToday AvoidDrawing WrongView
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