Poetry by Jeff Green


Ranting Again

by cricketjeff on July 18, 2010.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

What’s the matter with writing in meter
Or rhyming that actually rhymes
When poetry always sounds sweeter
If you are adept at those “crimes”

I know that it’s not always needed
And free verse can be simply great
But when these old fashions are heeded
Then writing achieves a new state

My meter’s too even they’ve told me
I need to include rhymes that don’t
But I do not mind that they scold me
I’ve told all these fools that I won’t

Pluperfect’s the target for me
Any less and it’s not poetry!

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