Michael Edwards








Keep it simple and maintain meter

Save a syllable when you complete a

piece of poetry that flows

So when you next start to compose

Seek all the help that you can get

At saveasyllable.net


  • Goldfinch60

    You need consonants as well so to find them go to ceepaconsonant.com.


    • Michael Edwards

      I'll give it a try - thanks for the tip.

    • orchidee

      Good write M, says Miss Berles.

    • L. B. Mek

      what a brilliant gift, on a wet and grey Friday morning in London...
      Genius! at least in my humble eyes


      GOOD FRIDAY - Uncle Mike - Angela here - no clinic this Morning so perusing MPS @ Leisure ! Love the the GLENIT reminded me of an old DITTY

      A Man lay down by a SEWER
      And by that SEWER died
      And at the Coroners inquest
      They called it SEWER~SIDE !

      Ahhhhhhh SYLLABLES one of our crieria for a GOOD ODE (A*) is that it should be RECITEABLE ! Brian & I are Performance Poets and encourage *Poetry Readings*. Rhyming & Syllabusism goes back to the ORAL Tradition which spawned Good RHYME & Good RHYTHM We get lots of Good Rhyme on MPS but many MPS ODES lack Rhythm. Some MPS Member are Humble enough to ask Brian for Help and the problem is nearly always Poetic Structure & Rhythm. His advice is to READ IT OUT LOUD and count & adjust the Syllables. Someone like the talented Pam Ayres (whom we have discussed Performance Poetry with) admits she stretches (more syllables) & contracts (less syllables) words in her Poetry Concerts - To make the Poems scan ! Brian & I try to indcate *lengthening & contracting of WORDS* when we publish in MPS and elsewhere. Thanks for reminding US of the *Importance of Being Metric !*

      Blessings & Peace to You & Yours
      Love Angela - Brian - Smokey 💛💛💛

      • Michael Edwards

        Yes I love the ditty.
        To me meter is the most important - love to get my work to simply roll off the tongue - get that right and it's perfect for performance.

      • Lorna

        Save a syllable......... give it the syllable suicide hotline number and reach out your hand...........

      • The Uneducated O.A.P

        Yea, we gotta save em, hang on, wots a syllable? And a consonant, don't ya buy em in a cake shop?
        Nice pair today.

        • Michael Edwards

          Not easy to get hold of these days - some have fallen out of fashion and only available in antique centres.

          • The Uneducated O.A.P

            They don't spell it right though, they advertise old Saleables and Condiments.

          • MendedFences27

            Be - un - pro - test - ing
            in - de - sist - ness
            di - vi - a - tion
            I got the above off of saveasyllable.net.
            There were millions of syllables there, most of them abused. I felt so sorry for these guys I decided to take them home. I'm going to teach them to syllabify. - Phil A.

            • Michael Edwards

              .... 😀😁😃 ...it's a great website

            • Dove

              Great GLENIT bee! I have late blooming tomatoes, but no bees! As for syllables, I do the meter counts! Iambic pentameter is my favorite, tetrameter is good too, oppsie I need to Bee Have

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