What lifts a piece of prose,
transforms it into poetry?
Not using rhyme, there’s assonance,
to superimpose a soupçon of variety
instead of writing ‘rose.’
compatibility of consonants
can make a pleasant sound.
Alliterate a little, not too much -
just joking – adds to the fun.
More than three deserve reproach.
Figures of speech like similes,
and plays on words raise smiles,
a metaphor or two for interest -
too many merely confuse.
The ultimate poetic ingredient
is the music that you feel
from the way the words are ordered,
to dance upon your ear.
Napowrimo day 29
I haven’t looked at the prompts today – my mind had a mind of its own for this penultimate post. It made this poem to answer questions some have asked.