Tag: rhyme

Name This Poem

Molly tells me you can read Your fortune in the bathtub: Run out, count the stars, then Lock yourself in the bathroom, turn Off the lights, and you’ll see Your grave in the bathtub—I did. But she must be lying. Oh what I wouldn’t…

July Morning

What about the bees That hover in the trees And scout amongst the clover Though spring is already over? And what about the crow Whose call is such a scold To sparrows and the deer And any passing near?

Cora the Couplet Crocodile

“The time is out of joint, O cursed spite That ever I was born to set it right!” Hamlet’s couplet is a famous one. Who can resist the pithiness, the efficiency, the rhythm and reason of two short rhyming lines? Cora the Couplet Crocodile…

Wash

She used to hate laundry days, the acrid smell of boiled water poured in rough tin pans, the cheap soap peeling away her red skin, and the clothes less than spic and half of span. The washing machine, a wedding present From a rich…