Poetic Insurrection

Curtains of rain sweep across the field,
obscure the trees and spoil the view.
If I were God, then I would wield
a mighty mop  – sun overdue.


Trochaic tetrameter  can be varied
with  the odd iamb  from time to time ─
adhered to rigidly it can be horrid
like anything carried to extreme

Perfect poems need variety
to spice them up and make you think,
without the slightest impropriety
or causing you to take to drink.

Writing poems can be obsessive
rhyme and rhythm retrogressive
and so, just to be perverse,
I‘ll change my style into free verse.


The horizon drifts behind the mist
emerging here and there as ghostly trees
tattered grasses cross my sight 
Darn it, I’ve reverted to type,
with doggerel.  Stop me, please.

Not a literary journal gives us a lovely prompt to obey or disobey the rules of poetic form, invent our own or not, as the fancy takes us.


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14 Responses to Poetic Insurrection

  1. James Brush says:

    Wonderful! I especially like the 2nd part… what fun to play with the rules!

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  2. You are funny! I really enjoyed this one, Grumpy Viv x

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  3. Love the visual in your opening, Viv…a fun sense of humor. 🙂

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  4. never stop, please. A visit here always brightens my day in one way or another.

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  5. Beautiful poem…I really enjoyed the flow

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  6. Just enjoyed these so much. The first it what we are about to experience here in the desert. Right now there is a ferocious howling wind and I only hope the trees stay rooted. As for the others, I love, love, love it when you get a bit snarky.

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  7. Tony French says:

    She rhymes for fun…

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  8. catterel says:

    At least you know there is a field, there are trees … now if you were in the Alps you could just go up a mountain to a higher altitude above the clouds 🙂

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  9. katechiconi says:

    Certainly not! If you stop, the enormous enjoyment I get from your forays into feet would cease…

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