I was thinking about writing a poem tonight (or “this sentence no verb”)

Orthometry

I was thinking about writing a poem tonight

But memories of Douglas Hoftstader’s ideas about paradox kept intruding into my thoughts

Does a poem have to rhyme?

If it does have to rhyme, does it have to rime all the time?

Or can it just be blank verse of no particular structure except meter

Words, words everywhere, and not a one to wink

Rhymes and meter and paradoxes, oh my!

Rhymes and meter and paradoxes.

Except that cannot work.  That cannot be poetry.  It does not match the meter.

The original is “lions and tigers and bears, oh my!  limes and tygers and bares!”  Should I have a cuba libra with a dangerously hot bikini model?

Dare we ask if the “tyger, tyger” is still burning bright?  Or dare ask about the fearful lack of symmetry in this?

No rhyme. No meter.  This cannot be a poem!

That ain’t rhymin’…

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Author: Grandtrines

Like so many people, I am a paradox. I am a politically conservative vegetarian. I am from a Christian background, and still tend to like those values, but am a metaphysical astrologer trained in science who has an interest in the magic of ancient Egypt and a weird belief that some piece of our essence can live on a server. I live in Texas, but like chatting with my international Wordpress pals the best. I learn by teaching. Technically, I am a "Leo," but I am very, very Aquarian with a dose of Scorpio. I bitterly complain about Algol (and Algol personaliites), yet it is the one star that defines me most (other than Regulus). (Which, oddly, makes me an Algol personality.) I am a reclusive lover of peace and quiet who has the Ascendant in the Via Combusta (the most conflict ridden part of the zodiac). I am an incredibly private person with a blog with over 800 followers and 50 to 150 regular daily visitors. I could go on, but I think you get the picture.

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