Comments on the Sample Poems
How I made them Rhyme
I rewrote the lines to make the number of syllables in each line equal the line with the same rhyming word. I also rewrote the lines to make the pattern of syllables/line that repeats at least once.
Yes, this took a bit of creative rewriting. It helps to know lots of synonyms for words that were too long or too short. A thesaurus helps!
The second poem has only 4 lines, but the column is too narrow for the long lines. The lines have been split and placed with the second half of the line indented (Think: Rearranged using a manual text-wrap.). I actually had to split the lines on both poems. In splitting the lines for each poem, I tried to make the lines look poetic and balanced on paper. Sometimes the computer's word-wrap defeated me.
The Syllable Pattern for the 2 Sample Poems
This is the Syllable Pattern for each poem. The numbers represent syllables/line.
- Poem #1. (7)(9)(9)(10)(3)(7)(9)(9)(7)
- Poem#2: (18)(13)(18)(13)
What pattern will you design for your poem?
Here is another activity on creative writing
~~~The Discovery Garden~~~
Planned to be sustainably Green,
The Discovery Garden is seen
To draw Man and butterflies alike.
For color and food, pollinators dance
With heat and drought tolerance
Perfect for where temperatures spike.
In the Coastal Texan summers scene,
Native species thrive as queen.
~~~Upon A Visit
to the Discovery Garden~~~
Transcend through beauty to tranquility,
peace, by sustainable degrees;
Transport oneself through time and
space to relaxation;
Transcribe activities of flora and fauna,
tales of the birds and bees;
Transform landscapes to Green with