Sunday, August 22, 2010

Day #4, Blank Verse

Blank Verse
Blank Verse is Poetry that is written in unrhymed iambic pentameter. Blank verse is often unobtrusive and the iambic pentameter form often resembles the rhythms of ordinary speech. William Shakespeare wrote most of his plays in blank verse.

Feet in the Stream
Feet dangle in a mountain stream
He laughs and jumps and the
water drops float like crystal in the air
the breeze smelled sweet, I was beguiled.
I almost kept walking and missed
this moment when his smile was pure
and his laugh unobscured by being too aware of self.
All we could feel was the cool silk of the water
and rounded river stones cobbled together by nature
and the occasional little boy, who rearranges
them for his amusement, while his mother sits and 
watches, adoring him and grateful to God who
took the time to mercifully share this sight with me.

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