Dulce et Decorum Est

Bent double, like old beggars under sacks, Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge, Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs, And towards our distant rest began to trudge. Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots, But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame; all blind; Drunk with fatigue; deaf even to … Continue reading Dulce et Decorum Est

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The Tyger

Tyger Tyger, burning bright, In the forests of the night; What immortal hand or eye, Could frame thy fearful symmetry? In what distant deeps or skies. Burnt the fire of thine eyes? On what wings dare he aspire? What the hand, dare seize the fire? And what shoulder, & what art, Could twist the sinews … Continue reading The Tyger

Vale Walking

Silently amid the green fields he watches over the Vale a visage over centuries like a guardian from a distant time rising hills beckon the foot falls walking with the peace of nature escaping the fast-paced living of neon lights in the towns and cities the rural idyll of great kings and warriors and time … Continue reading Vale Walking

Jabberwocky

’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe. “Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun The frumious Bandersnatch!” He took his vorpal sword in hand; Long time the … Continue reading Jabberwocky

Shattered Love

I walk the stony ground wrought in life’s pain That echoes the tales of a broken heart My tears lay lost in the rivers of rain That mirror the sorrow inside my soul Yet mere words have no thought on where to start No solace nor comfort of joyful parole For lines of poetry hold … Continue reading Shattered Love

Rhyme Categories

Rhyme Type Example Masculine Rhyme Sprite/tonight Feminine Rhyme Waiter/equator Triple Rhyme Drastically/fantastically Assonance Rhyme Stub/rug Partial Consonance Rhyme Wild/fold Full Consonance Rhyme Wild/weld Eye Rhyme Heard/beard Rich Rhyme Time/thyme