Good Monday morning, poets!

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Good Monday morning, poets!
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Mon, 11-22-2010 - 7:17am

Let's play Add-a-Couplet!

"It is with a strange malice / That I distort the world." -- from The Weeping Burgher by Wallace Stevens

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Mon, 11-22-2010 - 1:00pm

Question: Is there a suggested rhyme scheme for the poem?

Should we stick to the original rhyme? If we can use our own rhyme for our couplet, will it need to be consistant with another couplet? For example, abab, abba, cdcd, or abcd?

When ew used to have add-a-line poems years ago, sometimes a rhyme

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Registered: 06-13-1999
Mon, 11-22-2010 - 1:24pm
Let's go with ababab, etc...

As for the last question: Mojave Desert.
"It is with a strange malice / That I distort the world." -- from The Weeping Burgher by Wallace Stevens
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Registered: 01-28-2000
Mon, 11-22-2010 - 4:15pm

Trudging home through

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Mon, 11-22-2010 - 4:41pm

Why did you do rhymes? I hate rhymes HAHA

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-13-1999
Mon, 11-22-2010 - 5:08pm
Several reasons: simplicity, fun, usually gets the board moving.
"It is with a strange malice / That I distort the world." -- from The Weeping Burgher by Wallace Stevens
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Registered: 06-13-1999
Mon, 11-22-2010 - 5:10pm
Who's next?
"It is with a strange malice / That I distort the world." -- from The Weeping Burgher by Wallace Stevens
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Registered: 03-19-2003
Mon, 11-22-2010 - 7:00pm

It's not that I hate the frosted flakes

just that I'd rather be making cakes

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-13-2008
Mon, 11-22-2010 - 7:44pm

We rake, then sweep up leaves we've tossed,

O'ernight the grass turns white:

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-15-2003
Tue, 11-23-2010 - 10:05am

the flakes start to fall
a dream for one and all

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Registered: 07-15-2000
Tue, 11-23-2010 - 10:44pm

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Poetry contains almost all you need to know about life

--Josephine Hart

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