Friday Poem
© 7 Oct 2016 Luther Tychonievich
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Friday Poem

Two parts of structured verse


Untitled Rhyme

When you have rhyme But you don’t care about time or metric foot you don’t have poetry’s flame, at most you have soot. Even free verse is better, because at least it doesn’t pretend; it is honest in its lazy sloppiness. If you must have only one of the two, it is meter, not rhyme, that should be done.

Untitled Prose

Never underestimate the power of iambic prose to echo with a steady pulse and lift the reader’s metric mind. Like Gothic script with verticals where beat and pattern hide the words (though words they make), well metered prose can lull the mind and build a hope of more to come that hinges not on content, but alone on foot.

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