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Old 08-26-2009, 07:40 PM
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This whole Nine and Sixty Ways thing seems fun, but for the life of me I couldn't get any ideas for blank verse so I just kinda rambled.

I have, it would seem, nothing much to say
But say I must, my words will pad the verse
And no live soul will see how blank you are
Til the joke is spoiled by explanation
Because most people won’t get it, I’m sure.

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Rambling is fun... I used to try to talk in blank verse, just to get the hang of it.

MOM: Did you eat yet?
ME: (long pause) I think I did, but really can't be sure.
MOM: Well, do you want something now?
ME: (long pause) Something hot, or something cold is fine.
I can't decide without first looking in
the fridge and naming everything I see!
MOM: What?!

Eventually, I got quite good at it, but mastering a meter does not a poem make! It's just fun to practice, like what you did here. Then one day, you may sit to write a poem and feel the words coming in blank verse. The meter will flow, and you'll be able to concentrate on other aspects of the poem.

Have you ever tried a collaborative poem? Each person adds a line, and they try to make it all work together (as here). If you want, I think it'd be fun to give a blank verse collaboration a try.
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Great first attempt!!

I enjoyed the sassy voice behind the narative.
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