This poem is done in response to a wonderful photo by Daryl Edelstein. This picture and others and the written responses they evoke can be found at IGRT (Imaginary Garden w/ Real Toads). Also, the poetic form I used is a Shadorma, which consists of 6 lines with the following syllable count: 3/5/3/3/7/5
I do tend to be fashionably late, but I think this may be stretching the fabric of time-fashion, as this is written for the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads mini challenge for New Year's weekend. Oh, here it is anyway.
Prime Poem: In this poem all the form rules have to do with prime numbers. There are 2 beats per foot, 5 feet per line (iambic pentameter), 7 lines and 3 rhymes, with the rhyme scheme as follows: a-b-a-c/c-a-b-a and the c/c indicates a rhyme within the line.
Here is my example, which is inspired by the US presidential primaries, sort of. And, I'll point out that my stress pattern in the final line is a bit wonky, but let's just pretend that's done on purpose for comic effect.
Does anyone else notice that Gingrich and Grinch sound so very much alike? Just for fun I made up something about Newt after his disappointment in the Iowa caucus to be sung to the tune of Mr. Grinch. Remember, if JUST IN FUN! (Image from Reason.com)
You're erratic, Newt Gingrich.
You’re up and then you’re down.
You're as constant as an elevator;
Smile first and then frown,
frighten the party base like a weird, scary clown.
a loser, Newt Gingrich.
Your platform’s full of holes. For
another hundred votes.
I think you’d sell your families’ souls, Newt Gingrich.
I wouldn't vote for you with a
Thirty-nine and a half point lead in the poles.
a moron, Newt. Gingrich. Your
brain is in a fog,
You have all the smarts and logic of a Mad Alaskan dog,
Given the choice between the two of you,
I'd take the mad Alaskan dog. You're
incompetent, Newt Gingrich.
Your bills are full of gunk.
Your contract with America
Nearly got us sunk,
The three words that best describe you,
Are as follows, and I quote"