Opinion - Five Reasons for Rhyme
By elsie katz
The feet of free verse can be flat
But rhyme can scarper like a cat.
Beauty, spirit, elegance,
Form mirrors feeling - come let's dance.
Poetry to ballad first belonged
All poems started out as song.
If ease of use must play a part,
It's easier to learn rhyme by heart.
Although some rubbish rhymes are queasy
Composing rhyme, well it feels more easy.
So get some rhyme books on your shelf,
And if you want any more you can sing it yourself!