To Rhyme Or Not To Rhyme

This is National Poetry Month.

Do you have a favorite poet?

Someone who can bring visions of nature into your mind, such as Joyce Kilmer’s Trees?

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;

. . .

Or someone who brings laughter and food for thought like Dr. Seuss and his Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

. . .

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.
You’re on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go.

       . . .

Poetry frequently rhymes, but it doesn’t have to.

A simple form of poetry to try writing yourself is a haiku. Usually only three lines long with five – seven – five syllables per line:

On a frozen twig,
The little bird dreams of spring.
Oh! To see the sun!

Poetry, whether written by yourself or someone else, can add a special touch to your book.

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