Poetry: #4 Line of Imperfection


The line of imperfection

goes in a perfect direction

for me to learn

and not burn

in total annihilation.


Who in this world
is perfect, oh i wish I was
but then I wouldn’t have

anything to learn, to
occupy my time
and share the excitement

with friends who regale me
with the accolades that
make me shine.

Day 4: Imperfect, Limerick, Enjambment

We find faults in ourselves, in others, and in the world around us all the time. We may accept these imperfections or complain about them, try to fix them or celebrate them — whatever our attitude may be, they add friction and texture to our lives.

Today’s form: limerick

Limericks are traditionally composed of five lines of verse. The traditional rhyming scheme of a limerick is a a b b a — the first two lines rhyme, then the next two, and the final verse rhymes with the first couplet.

Today’s device: enjambment

Today’s poetic device is all about the arrangement of words on the page, and how that arrangement affects the pace of our reading: enjambment. It may sound like a mouthful. But what it describes is a really simple phenomenon: when a grammatical sentence stretches from one line of verse to the next.

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One Response to Poetry: #4 Line of Imperfection

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