Sometimes rhyme is fun to play with, though I can’t often manage a set rhyme scheme. For some reason, rhyme makes my poems either ridiculous or a little dark. It’s the sound of it–it either feels like a rope-skipping chant, or confined and trapped.

This is not, so far as I know, a usual problem.

Image from WikiMedia by Oleg Sidorenko.

Image from WikiMedia by Oleg Sidorenko.

Tower

The bells chime

relentlessly

the noise rises and falls

a sea

of clanging

and ringing

*

The bells chime

relentlessly

the metal sounds

marking time

hollow bronze calls

we die hour by hour

*

The bells chime

relentlessly

the echo surrounds

bustling mortality

measured by their power

and then they go still

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About Caitlin Stern

I have a MA in English, and have so many fantasy/urban fantasy WIPs it's not even funny. I'm an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, biography, fiction, and anything else that catches my interest. I collect books, and bookmarks I find that are visually appealing and useful.

2 responses »

  1. Marcia says:

    I like it very much, Caitlin. But then, I usually do like your poetry. It takes me so long to say what I want in verse, but you always manage to get so much into so few words. Lovely!

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