Tuesday, 22 April 2014

NaPoWriMo Catch-up: Terse Rhymes

If I've said it once, I've said it a million times
there's no point using words like 'vermillion'
just because it rhymes, 

because though at first you might think 'that's brilliant!'
you'll quickly discover your scheme
is frankly a hair's breadth from being the silliest

idea you've ever dreamed.
Poetry's form but it's content as well:
while complex forms might seem

the best bet for shaping what you have to tell,
it might not be quite the best way.
Dante's linked lines reflected the layers of Hell:

what best fits with what you need to say?

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