Musings on Poetic Rhythm, Meter, and Measure

Rhythm and flow are all about
the poem's percussive beats, the stress
of every lilt and swing throughout;
their rise and fall must not digress
too much beyond the form without
inspiring lyrical success.

Meterís a trick of deft poets,
who know the cadence of their feet
give lines their tempo. And so itís
like a poemís pulsating heartbeat;
itís hypnotic (and you know itís
rhythmic),óso drink in its potent beat!

As one hears a poemís rich measure
(the crests and troughs of its music,
the ebb and flow of its leisure),
it tunes like a score symphonic,
an orchestra of paced pleasure
with a sound and song thatís epic!

Poetry by Ngoc Nguyen The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2020-04-13 at 19:21

Tags Metre  Rhythm  Song 

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