Join the Neopoet online poetry workshop and community to improve as a writer, meet fellow poets, and showcase your work. Sign up, submit your poetry, and get started.

Iambic and Trochee (meter, the workshop)

.
Iambic

I've lost desire to write of joy or fear,
and lately found all others' ideas drear.
Perhaps this shop will help me find some bliss
and somehow write less boring stuff than this.

~~~~~

Trochee

I am
Just a piece of driftwood floating
through the seas - erosive, tranquil,
practicing the art of noting,
savouring each gifted sample.

~~~~~

Style / type: 
Structured: Western
Review Request (Intensity): 
I want the raw truth, feel free to knock me on my back
Editing stage: 

Comments

drear
added to my new dictionary your contribution Judy

I need to see you move on. I know the feeling of not writing better for a time. I am in a lull and running a poor workshop.

W. H. Snow

A poet is a nightingale, who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds. Percy Bysshe Shelley

Learn how, teach others.
The NeoPoet Mentor Program
http://www.neopoet.com/mentor/about

Lol yes, 'drear'
'tis how I feel about it all atm....

Never mind.... It'll pass eventually...
Love judy
xxx
.

'Each for the joy of the working, and each, in his separate star,
shall draw the Thing as he sees It, for the God of Things as They are.'
(Rudyard Kipling)

author comment

even when you complain. Maybe leading a workshop would get the muse back.
Your talent has always amazed me and others, not to mention sir Wesley.
Keep it up dear.

❤❤❤❤❤❤

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words
........Robert Frost☺

Follow me
www.instgram.com/rularules1

for the very, very kind comment and compliment
It's lovely to know you enjoy my writes
Love judy
xxx
.

'Each for the joy of the working, and each, in his separate star,
shall draw the Thing as he sees It, for the God of Things as They are.'
(Rudyard Kipling)

author comment

you nailed it. The only point of possible contention for me is that the words practicing and savouring are more commonly pronounced as Dactyls, which throws the meter of the rest of the line, but it's trivial. In a longer work mostly in Trochaic our ears would stress the 'ings'.

cheers,
Jess
A new workshop on the most important element of poetry-
'Rhythm and Meter in Poetry'
https://www.neopoet.com/workshop/rhythm-and-meter-poetry

(c) Neopoet.com. No copyright is claimed by Neopoet to original member content.