Blog ten-beat lines of verse, like Shakespeare wrote.

Blog ten-beat lines of verse, like Shakespeare wrote.
But lazy bloggers, fill you not your posts
With words transpos’d, poetic more to seem.
Like this, who speaks? Like Yoda will you sound.

Nor stuff your limping lines with pointless words
And really wasteful phrases filling space
And stretching points so thin across each line
In order to fulfill the ten-beat rule.

Yet rhymeless soul-pack’d verse arrests the ear.
It echoes common speech we make all day,
Then surges with a rush of metaphor,
And floods ideas into our minds and hearts.

Introduction to Literary Study, Seton Hill University

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