Poem A Day #3 is the rhyming couplet form.
“A couplet is a pair of successive lines of metre in poetry. A couplet usually consists of two successive lines that rhyme and have the same metre. A couplet may be formal (closed) or run-on (open). In a formal (or closed) couplet, each of the two lines is end-stopped, implying that there is a grammatical pause at the end of a line of verse. In a run-on (or open) couplet, the meaning of the first line continues to the second.”
“The word “couplet” comes from the French word meaning “two pieces of iron riveted or hinged together.” The term “couplet” was first used to describe successive lines of verse in Sir P. Sidney’s Arcadia in 1590: “In singing some short coplets, whereto the one halfe beginning, the other halfe should answere.””
“While couplets traditionally rhyme, not all do. Poems may use white space to mark out couplets if they do not rhyme. Couplets in iambic pentameter (https://www.thoughtco.com/introducing-iambic-pentameter-2985082) are called heroic couplets. John Dryden in the 17th century and Alexander Pope in the 18th century were both well known for their writing in heroic couplets. The Poetic epigram is also in the couplet form. Couplets can also appear as part of more complex rhyme schemes, such as sonnets.”
“Rhyming couplets are one of the simplest rhyme schemes in poetry. Because the rhyme comes so quickly, it tends to call attention to itself. Good rhyming couplets tend to “explode” as both the rhyme and the idea come to a quick close in two lines.”
The word prompt is ‘stranger’.
Couple of Couplets To Get It Right by Michael Romani Like a couple of ill formed couplets running across the stage The two lovers seemed to leap and bound from each other's page Neither really noting all the time that sweetly ran Each made up the lost time as quickly as lovers can Danced upon dance the world swirled and twirled around and around Each of them caught up in the joy and happiness they'd found Life's smile can be like that turning two close from stranger Wonderful is it not to be so oblivious to unexpected danger When done together so well and so very much rightly The two become as one as they cleave together tightly It's a wondrous thunderous thing akin to Romeo and Juliet And when it flows as it should the good outweighs regret So come young lovers and give it all the worth's whirl Become that story we love of a boy meeting his girl And when day passes as it's prone to do into dark night Dance with her again under the pale of the moon's light (c) February 11, 2019 Michael Romani All Rights Reserved