I’m learning a lot about rhythm; maybe I’ll stop singing off-key now ğŸ˜†

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
Morning coffee

Back is hurting
Head is throbbing
Im awake
But want to sleep, so

Why am I still?
Drinking coffee
‘Stead of milk
It seems im not wise

Why are all my?
Poems ’bout coffee
Maybe I am
So obsessed

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.




2 responses to “I’m learning a lot about rhythm; maybe I’ll stop singing off-key now ğŸ˜†”

  1. Really liked the poems especially the one about coffee lol!

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