LET’S BRING OURSELVES TO RHYME

In the present we stand, hand-in-hand for the cause of poetry.
Not quite sure what means to this end, but poets and friends
sharing in the hearth of majestic musings warm their hearts
with glowing expressions. Never at a loss for words
but sometimes a lot of effort goes unnoticed. The rhyme
stays within reason, for ’tis the season for all to write.

We would be well within our right
to seize the opportunity to delve into poetry,
giving proper respect to the relevant rhyme,
for what would sound more fitting between friends?
After all, we all craft with our own fine words
and hold the verse of others to our hearts.

For it is within the beating of said hearts
that we find the power in all that we write.
Poems flow from the manipulation of words,
and become the true essence of living poetry.
Inspiration expressed in the gathering of friends
all for the propagation of rapturous rhyme.

Not all find worth in the like sounding rhymes
preferring the freedom that liberates their hearts
in the form a verse that is as free. These, my friends,
are the choices that we as poets make. We are what we write.
It takes all kinds to write all forms of poetry,
but a true poet see the emotion woven into words.

Offer up your musings, for the communion of words
never ceases. Be they random or deliberate, rhymes
are the glue that holds together all our pieces. Poetry
is the literal music of our souls. It resides in every heartfelt
pang of passion and fashions itself into the right
moments of our lives as if they were comforting old friends.

What can we do to spread the scope of our beauty, friends?
Put the power of your opinion or your longing into words,
for it is within every woman and man’s right
to give the world exactly what we glean from our rhymes.
Poetry is a pulse. It is the syncopation of a loving heart.
And the living that we do, becomes our lifelong poetry.

Give poetry a chance, friends.
Leaving your heart in every word.
You have the time to rhyme; and all night to write it.

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19 thoughts on “LET’S BRING OURSELVES TO RHYME

  1. sanaarizvi

    For it is within the beating of said hearts
    that we find the power in all that we write.
    Poems flow from the manipulation of words,
    and become the true essence of living poetry.

    Wonderfully heartfelt write!❤️

  2. Iris

    I really like this section:
    “it is within every woman and man’s right
    to give the world exactly what we glean from our rhymes.
    Poetry is a pulse. It is the syncopation of a loving heart.
    And the living that we do, becomes our lifelong poetry.”

  3. Generally, I like rhyme but other sound techniques are good as well such as alliteration and a metrical pattern. Most important is a message especially one that I don’t mind hearing again and again. If the message fails, the rhyme can’t save the poem, but it might keep a reader reading longer.

  4. Wonderful work with the sestina, Walt. One of my favorite forms to work with, especially if I’m stuck. It forces you into a creative space. As for the topic–love it. In the beginning when you had all these poets joining hands, I couldn’t help but think–maybe what our country needs right now is a million poet march!

  5. Glenn Buttkus

    The fellowship of poets seems to rival & excel beyond fraternities of other artists. Human nature, success or lack of it, complicate the relationships other artists have with each other. With poets the fellowship is paramount. We do not waste time being envious of what others accomplish–we’re much more into sharing, learning, & growing together. dVerse group are the finest group of scribblers that I’ve ever encountered.

  6. An ode to poets……..
    “Poetry
    is the literal music of our souls. It resides in every heartfelt
    pang of passion and fashions itself into the right
    moments of our lives as if they were comforting old friends.”

    So very late to my reading as we are now in Bermuda….internet connections can be a bit spotty in our flat…but the aquamarine waters accompany me as I write. These words of yours….wonderful!

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