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To Be Or Not To Be ( a quatrain of Pentemeter - first attempt )

I have been told to write a poem fair.
My mind is blank and so I sit and stare.
No words will come into my head you see,
until I think. "To be or not to be".

I have / been told / to write / a po / em fair.
My mind / is blank / and so / I sit / and stare.
No words / will come / into / my head / you see.
Un til / I think / to be / or not / to be.

Second attempt

I have been told to write a poem fair.
Stirring up words honeyed with tender care.
But none recline my mind so still I sleep.
And non transpire this quiescent creep.

I have / been told / to write / a po / em fair.
Stir.ring / up words / hone..yed / with ten / der care.
But none / re..cline / my mind / so still / I sleep.
and none / tran..spi / re this / qui.es / cent creep.

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You are doing well with the first attempt

I have / been told / to write / a po / em fair.
 My mind / is blank / and so / I sit / and stare.
 No words / will come / into / my head / you see.
 Un til / I think / to be / or not / to be 

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Thanks Rula - the hairs have gone up on the back of my neck - I'm glad I've got the drift of it ( I hope ). Hopefully I'll progress from here on. Wesley was right start from the beginning. It really does made sense. He he

Thank you soooo much for your help - Look forward to seeing you all next Tuesday. ( unless I manage to log in before ).

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