NaPoWriMo 2016 Day 17
Write a Tableau Poem (the form was created by Emily Romano in October of 2008).
What’s a Tableau Poem? Go here. Click on this or go here: http://www.shadowpoetry.com/resources/wip/tableau.html
five beats a line
six lines per stanza
paint a picture
flower blossoms everywhere
obnoxious birds chattering
squirrels begging and looting
weather can’t make up it’s mind
first it’s sunny, now cloudy
sunny again, blossom wind
covers all in pink polka dots
I am not a fan of meter in general, stresses are fading from modern English and different accents can sometimes change stresses. Also there is the issue with semi-stressed syllables which often throw me off. Not that I am against meter, I still attempt metered forms now and then, its just not very useful to me. There are too many other ways to achieve rhythm and I have never gotten the hang of hearing the stresses. People speaking modern English are just not trained to pay attention to the stresses anymore, and as the language evolves the stresses are getting less important. Though I am still a fan of people who are good with meter, like I said, its not very useful to me.
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