I have written a poem about poems. It follows no rhyme scheme, its lines are haphazard with no fixed number per stanza nor fixed length of lines. it is covulated to the extent it almost looks like prose in an unconventional structure, but please be accepting with its Modern touch. The poem is as follows below:
Shaw once asked if we could cross refer across poets for the exam to come.
This is how *I* would do it (and double dare people to try it)
Background and Friezes – is a pun on Robert Frost’s name and it has an anti-war sentiment prevalent in Wilfred Owen’s poems. The use of religious imagery in Background and Friezes is also seen in Owen’s Apologia Pro Poemato Meo.
If you could integrate Lear, 12 night and CB in, you win.
***** (take note of the asterisks, there is a literary feature behind it!)
Once again, I’m in this mood to criticise the study of literature again and its absurdity. I mean something like “the B sounds in the alliteration brings out the brutality of war” sounds so tenuous! Or the poem has “a rigid/haphazard structure and rhyme scheme to reflect on some deeper theme.” Sure, the poet had to pick SOME FORM of structure right? (Or I just used alliteration and sibilance in “sure” “some” and “structure” with the purpose of showing um… I don’t know, Stupidity?)
And for a specific example in Background and Friezes, I keep hearing from people that “Virgins bled” refers to Mary because the V is capitalised. No….. the V is capitalised BECAUSE ITS AFTER A FULL STOP -__- and…. if it were to have been refering to Mary, it wouldn’t be in plural!
What if the poem describing a walk in the park was really JUST about a walk in the park?
What if, as someone said, the poet picked the word just so it will rhyme. And looking at Shaw poems, that certainly seems to be the case!
What if the poet picked the first name that came to his mind and it didn’t really have a purpose
What if the, what if the, what if the,
What if the john kumar seaweed horseshoes and other random words,
What if the what-
What if I renamed this poem What If
What ifffffffff…. What?