Hello and welcome to my blog! I feel so relieved. After being stuck on week 5 prompts about rhythm, I finally wrote a poem today. I was sitting at the table drinking my coffee, and I was inspired to write about none other than coffee! 😆
Why are all my poems about coffee lately?
Seriously, though. I love coffee. I’m dependent on it, as in I drink 2 cups a day, 1 teaspoon of coffee each time. I’m not addicted to it. I’m addicted to sugar and dopamine rush, but that’s for a different blog.
Anyway, here is the poem I wrote in response to the 1st prompt.
Walk a Mile in Another’s Feet: An Exploration of Rhythm and Nonsense
Find a poem that sounds like it has a consistent rhythm. Then enter the poem and replace all of the nouns, adjectives, and verbs with other words with the same pattern or stresses.
Note: A stressed syllable sounds like hitting the part of your hand next to your wrist on the table, while an unstressed syllable sounds like tapping your fingers on the table.
I am sitting
At the table
I am drinking
Back is hurting
Head is throbbing
But want to sleep, so
Why am I still?
‘Stead of milk
It seems im not wise
Why are all my?
Poems ’bout coffee
Maybe I am
Get in Formation: Writing a Traditional Metric Formal Poem
The 2nd prompt is to write a poem with a set meter but not necessarily a rhyme. I chose to write a blank verse.
A blank verse is an unrhyming iambic pentameter, also called heroic verse. This 10-syllable line is the predominant rhythm of traditional English dramatic and epic poetry, as it is considered the closest to English speech patterns.
One day I will go to the moon and run
Release all the energy in the sun
But all I need to do is close my eyes
Imagine what I want to see and smile
If I portray the image in my mind
I paint a picture, vividly describe
There you have it. I’m unable to write a poem that doesn’t rhyme. Also, while I was writing this, my 7-year-old asked me what I was doing and I explained it to him. He seemed interested, for half a second. I will now attempt to stay away from my phone for a little bit.