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Searching for a rhyme

This morning, I baked some cookies and then set to work on a new poem. It is nowhere near finished, and, in fact, I may have to abandon it and start over. What's really bothering me is that it's appearing increasingly likely that I'm going to have to jettison two lines that I really, truly love, because they just don't seem to be finding other lines to work with.

Maybe it's just me (though I doubt it), or just poets (ditto), but there are times when I hit upon a line that really sings. It arrives in all its musical glory, with a metre that just calls out for another line to be its mate. Usually, that signals that the poem wants to rhyme - only in this case, I have two lines that arrived with parallel construction and lovely meter. They don't rhyme, which is okay since they could each have their own mates in separate stanzas.

Except that they don't have end-sounds that rhyme particularly well. And what rhymes are available would require lines that are tortured or nonsensical or both.

*foot stomp*

If you need me, I am just going to be over here playing Spider Solitaire to console myself until a new idea pops into my head.




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kellyrfineman
Oct. 9th, 2015 09:19 pm (UTC)
Here's hoping!
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