Monday, August 30, 2010

Day #12, Dactyl, I am so not feeling it...

Dactyl Poetry Type
The Dactyl Poetry Term is a metrical foot of three syllables, one long (or stressed) followed by two short (or unstressed), as in 'happily'. The dactyl is the reverse of theAnapaest. An example of the dactyl from "The Charge of the Light Brigade" by Alfred Lord Tennyson is: Half a League, Half a League, Half a League, onward.

A modern example is the Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds":
Picture yourself in a boat on a river with
tangerine tree-ees and marmalade skii-ii-es.

Naptime's Bliss Is
There's a piece of a day that surrenders
a moment that's quiet bliss.
Sleep has stolen his voice
toys have quit spilling over.
Thoughts plunder our brains
One little hour can do
what eight in his presence can not
nap times sweetest gift is 
the luxury of a thought.

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