I am a poet. But any subject is fair game here.
I do apologise for the curt comment, but I enjoyed your poem, especially its rhythm, and wondered whether it had any rigid metre.Please excuse my impertinence, and well done in the contest.
Mark - thanks. I don't detect any impertinence!The poem is written in Sapphic stanzas. Greek verse plays by different rules for determining stress, but in English, Sapphic metre has three lines of trochee/ trochee/ dactyl/ trochee/ trochee, and then a fourth line that goes dactyl/ trochee. It's not a common system in English verse.Some poets are more rigid in keeping to the strict metre than others. In this poem, I was strict with myself.Thanks again.
Congratulations for the commendations. Good work.
Many congratulations Rob - great to see such a hard working guy doing well :o)
More lucky than hard-working, but thanks!
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