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Jumble Rhymes

January 28th, 2018 · No Comments

For anyone looking for new poetic forms, I offer the jumble, or anagram, rhyme. Instead of rhyming lines with words ending with the same phonemes, it uses anagrams. Here are four quadriliteral quatrains:

When Peter heard the church bell peal,
He shut his eyes, prepared to leap.
Priscilla, features drawn and pale,
Called out a final anguished plea.

This simple post
Is still the spot
Where Rover opts
To sniff and stop.

The farmer grimly spread his nets
Where he suspected rats would nest.
He didn’t like it when they sent
Their litters out in nines and tens.

The life of urban man is tame:
He earns his wage; he cheers his team;
He swigs his beer; he eats his meat;
He quarrels with his chosen mate.

And a duodeciliteral couplet:

Please spare us your enumerations
Of celebrated mountaineers.

(Posted by Doug Skinner)

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