|Ethical Society Press
Rhymed Poetry Wanted by ETHICAL SOCIETY PRESS
Payment on publication, up to $.50 per line. Conventional metric and rhymed poetry, but hopefully, not stilted and distorted while seeking rhyme, wanted for publication. Moral concerns, day brighteners, reassurances, humor, humanisms, and satire particularly welcomed.
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PLEASE DO NOT LET THIS POEM APPLY TO YOU:
Your meter and rhyme, some learning display
with powerful words, with nothing to say,
so I'm at a loss for what they convey.
Good phrase sound is an important part
of word magic, so needed in poetic art,
but like cold stones, your poem lacks a heart.
First step, write plain what you would speak,
before you search for rhyme, surrender meek
to simple voice, not esoteric Greek.
Poets, have you tried this form, I call WHIMSYS?
I saw a man fishing in one of his hats
which seemed so exciting, I queried, "What's biting?"
He said, "Mosquitoes, chiggers and gnats!"
The slimy worm will undulate
but bumping another, his sister or brother,
or just himself, he'll procreate!