Post August 20, 2007, 08:43:57 PM

Poem: Outsider by Ana Bowlova

Hello all! :)

I especially like the rhyme in this piece.  It's almost a Shakespearean sonnet, with its rhyming pattern and line structure.  I guess it might loosely be called a sonnet, but it's not in the traditional iambic pentameter.  (I've recently tried my hand at "speculative sonnets", so I may just have sonnets on the brain at the moment!)  

Some times you'll see rhyming poetry where the rhyming seems forced, but it seems pretty natural in this piece.  This one is quite lyrical, especially the last couplet.

"I'm going to do what the warriors of old did. I'm going to recite poetry!"