He asked for six line poems about one's own blog
- the first three lines must end in rhyming words
- the fourth and fifth line must rhyme
- and the sixth line must rhyme with the first three.
- Here is the general rhyming scheme to follow: AAABBA
Then he revised the post to indicate it was a sestet - like the last six lines of a sonnet.
He said nothing new about meter, so I decided to write my sestet in pentameter (five feet).
Though I'm certain there are several feet that aren't iambic.
He said I could submit three, so this is my first submission. If I compose any more, I will tack them on to this post.
TransylvanianDutch - by John Newmark
In his jammies, he finds some distant kin –
Or in the library microfilm bin
He’ll uncover where ancestors have been.
Then he’ll post what he has found on TransDutch
Along with jokes, funny names, and much much
More he hopes others find interest in.
Poetry my ancestors wrote
and Friday Fives add a coat
of humor. Maybe I will post a phot
ograph or two to entertain a rube
or explain how to download videos from youtube.
I don’t believe I’ve mentioned my goat.
Other posts with my poetry: