Friday, December 12, 2008

Poetry Friday: original poem


The Meter Reader
Today the meter reader came.
He found my meter rather lame.
I tore my meter off the wall-
Trochee, spondee, rhyme and all.

10 comments:

Julie said...

Oh, that meter reader is a frustrating guy, all right. (Love the graphics which have a rhythm of their own. )

poemhome said...

And the good thing is those meter arrows don't turn, unlike the ones in my basement.

Kelly said...

Love it! :0)
Sometimes I need a meter reader to help with my rhymes....

TadMack said...

Oh, dear. Sounds like me and the stupid clerihew this week. I'm sure the meter will be all better next week.

Jill Corcoran said...

Meter reader
Poet eater

Happy Poetry Friday

Mary Lee said...

What's the point of a meter if you don't ignore it every now and then?!

Elaine Magliaro said...

Douglas,

Enjoyed your poem!

That old meter reader can sure make anapest of himself. He really stresses me out sometimes. Someone should invent a no-fail instrument for poets to help insure the metrical integrity of their poems. Maybe it could be called a meter feeter?

poemhome said...

"Anapest and meter feeter"
You're good Elaine!
I love it!!!
D

Gregory K. said...

I find the meter reader is normally trocheedokey, but it was s/he who led me to write "That damn iamb. That damn iamb. I do not like that damn iamb." Luckily we've got erasers and the delete button!

poemhome said...

You ptero-dactyl!