Monday, June 20, 2005

What Verse Form Are You?

I'm terza rima, and I talk and smile.
Where others lock their rhymes and thoughts away
I let mine out, and chatter all the while.

I'm rarely on my own - a wasted day
Is any day that's spent without a friend,
With nothing much to do or hear or say.

I like to be with people, and depend
On company for being entertained;
Which seems a good solution, in the end.
What Poetry Form Are You?


Nick said...


That's four terza rimas and counting. Am I the only "free verse". Oh the shame!!! :-)

A. J. Patrick Liszkiewicz said...

I can't believe I got 'heroic couplets'... the shame...

Robert said...

Hey, I'm a verse form I've never heard of, a lai:

I'm the lai, with no sort
Of grave, solemn thought,
And I
Will never be caught
By miseries sought,
Nor sigh;
Where battles are fought
Or arguments brought,
I fly.

(If you were not a Lai you would be Blank Verse.) I wonder if I'm a lai because I said I'd be the little piggie who ate roast beef.

Pamela said...

I am some sort of Welsh form with too few vowels and hidden center rhymes: Cywydd Llosgyrnog. (Not sure if this is an actual poetic form or if someone's hands got tangled over the keyboard). I am sure I was the market-hog.

A. D. said...


Heroic couplets.

Robert said...

Aha, a lai is "a medieval type of lyric poem ... composed in unsymmetrical couplets each sung to its own melody." I think I'm a lai because I said I skipped the battle scenes in Lord of the Rings.

Peter said...

Robert: I ate roast beef too. So who knows? I wanted to be a Pantoum.

Ginger Heatter said...

Sonnet. This quiz has some of the oddest questions ever. :-P