What Makes a Good Poem?
How do you know when you’ve penned a good poem?
Is it better for the use of a metaphor?
What about imagery without simile?
Would it be neater with one simple meter?
Is it a crime to decry a good rhyme?
What part of the plan requires lines to scan?
And could it be worse to write in plain verse?
But when I write, I think it’s perverse
To let the flow slow. You see, I can
Scribble doggerel or craft sublime
Stanzas if left alone. But it’s sweeter
For me if I let my mind wander free
And ignore all conventions. Before
I know it, this poet has his poem.
I thought I’d see if I could take a simple form – the sonnet – and craft my own unique rhyming structure, while maintaining the 14 lines and iambic pentameter… not sure I’ve quite got there but see what you think?