LaszloWalrus Posted May 29, 2006 Report Share Posted May 29, 2006 This is a poem I wrote called "An Ode to Free Verse" I wrote it in eleventh grade because I was highly annoyed at having to study nonsense "poetry" like that of TS Eliot or Stephen Crane. All quotations in the poem are lines from the "poet" referenced in the stanza. Maybe I was a little too mean to Sylvia Plath. Here it is: “And because it is my heart” The line does poetry feign Saying nothing but called “art” From a “poem” by Stephen Crane Or Ezra Pound, quite profound “Dawn enters with little feet” Only inarticulate sound From a posturing esthete “Lessoned thus the girl” Sylvia Plath thus tried A literary pearl As good as suicide Where are Shakespeare, Swinburne, Frost? All have been destroyed All poetry thus has been lost In the free verse void Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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