Atrocious Meter // a poem

Hey there, it’s Kate! I’m Maya’s imaginary assistant, and I’m making my first post on our blog. It’s a poem I wrote years ago, and I’m particularly proud of it.


There is such a thing as meter, you know

Beautiful beats help your poetry go

It needn’t be perfect to take off and fly

But please, oh please, just try to try

~

Not all rhymes cry out for meter,

Some flow better, even sound sweeter

If you make the careful choice

To let them sing with freeform voice.

~

Yes, free verse sings; I like it well:

But now I beg you NOT to sell

Rhymes that only try for beats

But fail, and shouldn’t be complete.

~

I’m not attacking your personal worth:

I believe that everyone on this earth

Has value; but please don’t be a completer

Of any poem with atrocious meter.

~ Katriona Aurelie Day Took


P.S. If you’d like to know more about me, please comment below! Maya says she’d like to to do an interview/introduction to me soon, so if you have questions or ideas for something like that, go ahead and tell us.

I shall endeavor to enjoy it as my secrets are shared with the world.

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