The rules1 min 278 1 min 278
Too many people take poetry too seriously:
"There must be verses! There must be rhyme!"
"They must be written in a certain time!"
For poetry is merely an assortment of words
Treats in a chocolate box
Let them go, let them fly
To write unrestrained, one must say goodbye
Little kite, big plane, erudite, bit plain.
Do not fence words in, else they will revolt
Do not try to leash them, for they will bolt
To run free, to sightsee, to feel, gee -
That's what poetry is.
So do not listen to blathering about the rules
For walls are made to be knocked down
And poems are written to always rise back up.