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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Frost's Form

Our mission for today is to write using Robert Frost's form for dVerse~Poets Pub

It matters not what we write
We check if form is right
On paper I laboriously pen
Hoping I finish this night

I write the verse and begin
To see what comes from my blend
It's hopeless I can see
One more verse and it will end

I create the second of three
I almost finish this gleefully 
Mr Frost would not be glad
I've butchered his form so horribly

A fourth verse must be had
To keep the form true not bad
So I've added to my writing pad
To prove I am stark raving mad

21 comments:

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Not so badly at all....and you did it! Yay! I enjoyed the challenge of writing to a form, too, as it is so easy to churn out free verse and avoid having to keep to rhythm and syllables. But it was a fun exercise, wasnt it?

Björn Rudberg said...

Not so bad at all.. Personally my free verse often come out iambic, but you did great here.. (though I do understand you cut it down from 4 to 3 stanzas).

Jae Rose said...

I'm sure he wouldn't mind ;)

Buttons Thoughts said...

You make these challenges seem so easy. Good job. Hug B

Heaven said...

I am smiling at the end...Not bad as we all struggle with the form and I also cheat using the rhyming dictionary ~ Good job Gail ~

Grace

Brian Miller said...

haha....when it comes to form i feel much the same....i feel mine came off rather clunky....i much rather like mine free verse to roam where it will...

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That is awesome! You wrote a poem about trying to write a poem.

Sandra said...

your poem is safe with me, since I have never read Frost and have no clue what the form should be. that said this looks great to me... when i read the title i thought you were writing about Frost in you yard

Beachanny said...

Funny and clever - you did change it up a bit - 3 stanzas instead of four, and not all the lines iambic - but these exercises are not to chain us but to free us. One has to learn the rules to break them, and by taking on Frost I think we all learned a lot. Thank you for taking the challenge and for a fun and enjoyable poem!

TexWisGirl said...

made me laugh. :)

Sketching with Dogs said...

There speaks a dedicated poet!
Lynne x

Anthony Desmond said...

these thoughts were running through my head as I wrote mine... with every verse I was like, "what words to rhyme next?!? OMG" hahah... clever write... spot on form

hyperCRYPTICal said...

I am sure he wouldn't mind too. Your words made me smile.
Anna :o]

Björn Rudberg said...

Ha. Love that addition.

LindaG said...

Haha. That's a cute one, Gail.
Have a blessed weekend!

Kathy Reed said...

Good job! I think that to write in Robert Frost's fashion would mean choosing very carefully the theme and words, so it would flow naturally; it would be hard to duplicate his sensitivities.

Vandana Sharma said...

amazingly done

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

The important thing is writing from your heart; not the form, but what you say. But, you know that!

Lynne said...

I enjoyed this Miss Gail FROST!

Sabio Lantz said...

You slaughtered the form well -- if there is such a thing. And done it with good humor.


Good rhyme and form use. Fun stuff !

Susan Anderson said...

haha

I've written a few in this form. It's a fun one to do, I think.

=)

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