Saturday, April 4, 2020

Day 4 ~ How to write a Couplet for #NationalPoetryMonth - "30 poems in 30 days"

Day 4 ~ How to write a Couplet for #NationalPoetryMonth - "30 poems in 30 days"

The poems about rainbows yesterday were amazing!! Thanks for participating!! Today, we are going to get down to basics: Every poet should know how to write a couplet. It's easy and can be the basis of other poems and it’s only TWO lines of poetry. How easy is that?

A couplet can stand alone or you can use any number of couplets to create a longer poem. Here’s what you need to know:

Although I’ve seen some that are totally random, the dictionary definition of a “couplet” suggests that they usually consist of two lines that rhyme and have the same meter.

Try expressing your complete thought in two mid-sized poetic lines. The last words should rhyme. It can be spiritual or silly or romantic or whatever suits your fancy – couplets are great to write for children or with children.

Here a couple of couplets (hee hee) ~ well, here’s three of them, actually!!

My puppy chews on everything
But mostly tugs at my heartstrings.
                               © 2017 Andilyn Jenkins

I know the Lord is mindful of me,
And it makes me happy as can be.
                             © 2011 by Stephanie Abney

Carefully stringing thoughts along
Into lovely little word-songs.
                      © 2014 ~ Stephanie Abney

Did you think of a couplet? Just look around and think about any object or emotion and highlight it in two rhyming sentences. Cheers!!

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Vicki said...

Day 4-Couplet

While doing a deep Spring Clean
A found lost treasure is supreme

It helps me remember and pray
It’s the start of a brand new day

Just like His Heavenly Plan
He is our “Middleman”

For the Savior died for us
Our resurrection, we can trust

His promise for our lives
Eternal Life, we are not deprived!


I wrote a couple of poems using couplets but I decided to share this one.

Banned for the Good of the Realm

For the good of the Realm I am banned.
I’m restricted to home, with my man.
No visitors, no travel about
Unless I sport a face mask without.
The plague has struck, at home I must wait.
No bug will ever use me as bait.
I’ll see you all soon, then we can fly.
When the virus bids us all goodbye.

Heidi L. Murphy said...

Here's my day four offering a little out of order: