1.   You don't read it like a book or newspaper !

2.   Read it out loud if you can ........  

3.   In this way you will feel Rhyme & Resonance

4.   Poetry often had hidden meaning .........

5.   So read it again and again !

6.   Read it out loud to someone ~ ask their opinion 

7.   If you like a poem ~ copy and file it for the future

8.   I find your poems give me ideas for new poems ! 

9.   Note the structure of the poems ~ Ideally ........

10. A Poem should have Rhyme & Rhythm & Reason !


Thanks for reading ~ Comments Welcome ~ Love BRIAN XOX

  • Author: BRIANSODES (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: January 6th, 2018 11:18
  • Category: Reflection
  • Views: 25
  • User favorite of this poem: Shadowbox15.


  • Michael Edwards

    Great advice which we all know but often forget - well put together Brian. By the way it was a new bottle of port and it's excellent !!


      HI MICHAEL ~ Pleased you enjoyed your PORT ~ A glass always clams a storm ! Please your enjoyed the LIST ~ Yours BRIAN

    • orchidee

      Good write Brian.

      • BRIAN & ANGELA

        Thanks STEVE ~pleased you enjoyed it ~ Your Spiritual always SCAN and are a delight to read & recite ~ BRIAN

      • Shadowbox15

        I can do rhyme and reason. Rhythm is tricky though!

        • BRIAN & ANGELA

          Thanks SB ~ Rhyme & Reason are equally important as Rhythm ~ which can be elusive. It is achieved by counting syllables and have a \"syllabus pattern\" for each verse ~ verses are also important ~ to give a poem structure and the reader (reciter) breathing space !

          I have a DOG his name is BEN (8 syllables)
          We like go walkies now and then (8)
          But when it rains we stay indoors (8)
          Go walkies round and round the floors (8)

          See how nice that is to read and recite because all the lines have EIGHT SYLLABLES ~ Its called iambic pentameter ~ OK Yours BRIAN

          • Shadowbox15

            I thought iambic pentameter was 10 syllables!

          • 2 more comments

          • FredPeyer

            Should be printed out and hung on the wall by every aspiring poet!
            Well said, Brian!

            • BRIAN & ANGELA

              Thanks FRED ~ Rhythm to me is very important ~ Poetry is an ORAL MEDIUM ! Lots of Poets on MPS have never been taught about RHYTHM. We studied Shakespeare at Secondary School and learned that it was the RHYTHM that made it beautiful to read & remember and relatively easy to perform !

              "Friends Romans Countrymen lend me your ears
              I come to bury Caesar not to praise him !
              The evil that Men do lives after them
              The good is oft interred within their bones
              So let it be with Caesar !"

              Thanks for your comment ~ BRIAN

            • Christina8

              Good ideas on how to read a poem, Brian, I always keep a list of my favorites! Hopefully soon the muse will move me and I will WRITE a poem! Sisterly hugs, Christina

              • BRIAN & ANGELA

                Thanks SISTER ~ Pleased you appreciated it ! Yes there are some awesome Poems on MPS and I do make a Printed copy of some of mine ! Looking forward to all your future Poems ~ You are a serious Poet and always write form the heart ! Brotherly Hugs ~ BRIAN @@@@@@@

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