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)