APPRECIATING BLANK VERSE

Friends, when and if you think of the untold thought behind blank verse, do you ever reflect on what it was like for the poet? How much does his/her poem make you feel as if you’ve traveled the same creative road? As you peruse each of the following poems, consider the range of emotions the poet must have felt at various points along the way to journey’s end.  With raw blank verse, there’s little reading between the lines — what you see is what you blankety-blank get:

A PIECE OF CAKE

 

LET’S DO IT

 

NOTHING DOING

 

LOVE’S LABOR

 

PERISH THE THOUGHT

 

PERHAPS

 

ALL’S WELL

 

OR NOT