“ITSELF” – NaPoWriMo 2015, Day 15

 And now for our prompt (optional, as always). Today, I challenge you to write a poem that addresses itself or some aspect of its self (i.e. “Dear Poem,” or “what are my quatrains up to?”; “Couplet, come with me . . .”) This might seem a little meta at first, or even kind of cheesy. But it can be a great way of interrogating (or at least, asking polite questions) of your own writing process and the motivations you have for writing, and the motivations you ascribe to your readers.



difficult this seems, have to start somewhere
in ancient Greece, ancient  Rome, or anywhere 
published numerous works in couplet and quatrain
poetic traditions didn’t get lost down the drain 
am leading  a stanza of four rhyming lines
in Europe’s Dark Ages, popular during those times
existed in the Middle East various forms of these kinds
these poetry forms rang some bells and chimes
consists of twelve possible schemes that rhyme
AAAA, ABAB, it doesn’t matter, it’s fine
i’m using AABB scheme of word rhyming
one traditional and common in poem writing
as this becomes favorite of many world poets in line
its popularity will swell beyond its border and time.

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