To meter and rhyme – that is the question

Familiarity with prose –
                              a given for many, I suppose.
But poetry: that’s a different story –
                             ’tis literature in all its glory –
                    where thoughts have been expressed in metric form –                              and rhyme – once the prescribed  and accepted norm.

In modern times, which I suppose is now,
          many a writer will fervently avow –
                    neither meter nor rhyme are necessary;
                              these are “Old Rules” – almost legendary.
Joys and Laments are verses of rhyme
                              generally unmetered – from the absurd to the sublime.

© EHR Schober  (04-02-2012)

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