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A plea for doggerel. (1 Viewer)

Torus34

Senior Member
I confess. I'm addicted to writing doggerel. Though there's the temptation present to bare my innermost soul and seek to express the eternal verities of existence, I can knock off a few stanzas of cheap stuff in a spare 15 minutes. Here's the latest.

Summer menu
.
It’s ‘Here we go again”, folks.
The weather’s heating up.
Forget about the roasts and stews
When it comes time to sup.
.
Just check the ‘fridge for cold cuts
And buy some if it’s bare.
Avoid the kitchen stove. It’s hot.
You want to be elsewhere.
.
Make up a nice gazpacho.
The Spanish got it right.
A cold soup’s just the thing to have
For any heat wave night.
.
Then, as the evening gathers
And temperatures decline,
Enjoy the coming of the dark
Paired with a glass of wine.

Regards to all. j
 

HLZ

Senior Member
I really like it! It's pairs really well with the title and when I read it, it remind me of summer nights. It makes me smile and happy when I read it. I can't wait to see more of your stuff!
 

Torus34

Senior Member
I really like it! It's pairs really well with the title and when I read it, it remind me of summer nights. It makes me smile and happy when I read it. I can't wait to see more of your stuff!

HI, HLZ!

Thank you for your kind words. There's something relaxing about writing simple poetry about everyday things. I know my poems have limited longevity, so I don't agonize over the writing. I do like the challenge presented by rhyme and meter -- it's a restrictive cage I find comfortable. You might like 'The Florist Customer' posted here a while back. Regards, best to you and yours.
 

TuesdayEve

Friends of WF
I’m a rhymer too. Many non-rhymers say the rhyme erodes the meaning of the poem and can’t be taken seriously. I disagree.
Inspired by a piece of artwork by Silver Moon, here’s an example:

Alice’s uncle is looking at me
I look away
he thinks I don’t see
hands on his breast
thoughts decantered by gin
a fire lit profile
sweetly beneath him
strawberry fields
stilettos and yet
I am the girl
and the woman in red
 
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