A little birdy's enquiry

Filed Under: Poetry

Date Created:22 May 2015

Last Modified:24 May 2015

Number of Views: 515

Written By: Lubinda Lubinda

About Lubinda

I am friendly, i like meeting new people, i like to travel and last but not least I am Christian.

A little birdy once asked me
how does one write good poetry?
is it by the number of times
a person finds perfect rhymes?
and what would make it sound better?
is it by sticking to iambic meter
anapestic meter, trochaic meter
or any other type of meter?

Should I adhere to the norm
of using an idiom
or two in everytime
I compose a poem?
and when I perform
should my style and form
also conform
to the already existing forms?

If I was ever to gain
an audience's attention
would I do that
by showing them
to what extent
I had attained
lyrical perfection
by using alteration?

Should I write clearly
with lots of vivid imagery
sugar-coated with lots of similes?
finally, should its meaning be
plain for all to see
or should it be shrouded
and coated with a tinge
of mystery
by adding all sorts
of metaphors and puns?

I then replied:
I'm not a laureate
neither am I a great poet!
I just write from the heart
my lines don't conform
to anyone else's form
I have no specific
answers to your enquiries?
and for me to reply
that I had answers
to your enquiries
would be a lie
and I thought you would see

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