Why do you bother with all those poetic forms?
With feets and meters?
Syllable and word count?
Rhyme and rhythm?
With inventing nonce forms?
Because I love to play with words!
Making them dance.
Letting meaning between the lines shine.
That’s passion! Not bother!©RedCat
I’ve gotten asked these questions again today for the umpteenth time. So it was already swirling in my mind.
Next time I’ll direct the asker to this post!
Written for tonight’s Quadrille prompt over at dVerse.
Read other Quadrilles by me here.
I’m with you 100%, Helene! Poets love to play with words!
You know I love this! 💝💝 There are so many people who fail to comprehend that poetry, that trying out different forms is indeed a passion that drives us.
Words are like notes in the poet’s song, free to be arranged in however the muse sees fit. There is room for all in the songbook! Nicely done, Helene.
I agree, Helene!
P.S. I hope your child is okay!
Some people will never understand. ;-)
You are exactly right… Why?? Let the words flow like a bubbling stream!
Great response to the question as to why we write poetry. Nicely done.
You’re so right! Let the words dance and don’t tie them down!
This line spoke to me,
“Letting meaning between the lines shine.”
Thanks for sharing.
Exactly! Doing what you love can never be a bother :-)
I’m with you!
Oh yes, yes, thousands of them. I love being creative, inventive, using forms, being quirky … being me. Your quadrille, your poetry, all delightful.
enjoyed dat immensely…
I had a novelist friend tell me she thought poets were too bound by rules; I wish I’d had your quadrille to answer her! Truly, it’s no bother!
Nice! yes! It’s all about playing with the words! :) Love this.
Yes … playing with words is the real thing.
Yes to that!