It isn’t very hard to rhyme

It isn’t very hard to rhyme,
Provided that you have the time,
To gently play around with words,
And make sure they don’t sound absurd.
If you do it for a while,
(And you find it makes you smile)
You will soon find that most the time,
You think your thoughts in perfect rhyme.
Sometimes rhyme can sound quite tired,
And a little uninspired,
Not like ‘proper’ poetry
(What words rhyme with poetry?)
But it can be a great way to,
Convey a tricky point of view,
Or add life to prosaic prose:
When you add rhyme, the story flows.
So whilst rhyme might seem immature,
My love of it’s set to endure.

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19 Responses to It isn’t very hard to rhyme

  1. rlp152 says:

    Globally, notably, openly? Well, at least they’re close!

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    • PookyH says:

      🙂 I must try harder then! I wrote this on my iPhone whilst on a VERY jammed London tube. I should have asked the hundred or so people within three feet of me, but that would have broken the cardinal rule of commuting…

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  2. You are a smart woman Pooky in that you can rhyme all the time. Me I don’t as i have too much trouble and I couldn’t be bothered most of the time (lazy I know), as it is I’d rhyme poetry with Coventry and hope to get away with it.

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    • PookyH says:

      It’s funny, I think the clever poets are the ones that don’t rhyme. I feel like I’m writing lazy poems when they rhyme but they are what tends to fall out of me and so I go with it. Especially whilst I’m so time pressure. I usually have about ten minutes to write my poems at the moment (on my iphone whilst Ellie is drifting off to sleep).

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      • I well understand the time factor. Having children you get some time late at night often when you are too tired to enjoy it.
        But we do write as we write, I like that expression ‘what falls out of me’ I may borrow it and use it from time to time as I think most of mine happen the same way.

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      • PookyH says:

        Please borrow away… it’s exactly how my poetry works each day. That’s why it seems so rough around the edges. I love to write. I hate to edit and having so little time lends itself to the former and not the latter…

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    • PookyH says:

      I get very irritated reading the children books where the rhyme and rhythm don’t work properly, I think ( I hope) that I’m getting better at it! Tom keeps telling me to write my own one but I can never think up a good enough story.

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      • Well you have been a tad distracted lately. Such a thing will come to you. Children’s books are much more difficult to write than they appear.
        The one way we get better is to keep at it and be our own critics. you are doing ok, keep up the good work.

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      • PookyH says:

        Thank you – I think also having more than ten minutes a day would help!

        You’re right though, I think it’s far harder than it appears. I hope that once my ‘writing hut’ / ‘home office’ / glorified shed is ready that that will give me a bit more time as I’ll have no commute and hopefully it will help to foster all the right writing thoughts (though for now they’ll need to go into writing my contracted book).

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  3. Emily Page says:

    Poetry…symmetry?
    You do it so well. Don’t stop!

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  4. I think there is a real skill to good rhyming. You do it very well, you seem to be a natural. And anyway what is good or bad, real or not real? I dont care; I just write. And you get all your points across so well why change it? Thats my pennyworth once again 😊 xx

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  5. wbdeejay says:

    I often wonder yes I do
    why rhymes can feel immature to you
    and me both, I think traditionally
    they were used remembering nursery
    stories, making them easy to retain
    and young people readily join words in chain
    of their own, for childhood fun and game
    but adult rhymes are not the same
    I’m sure they can be serious too
    it’s just about your point of view.

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