I've found Alternative verse, blank verse and free verse discussion . It appears to be an old site (not updated since 2004 by the looks of things), but it's got some good stuff in it nonetheless.
Thanks, Di. I liked this verse:
What Could be Verse?
~ Jim Muri
I think that I shall never see
A rhymeless verse that pleases me.
A verse with lots of words to spare,
But measured meter all too rare;
A verse that goes on endlessly,
Inflicting reader agony.
For all blank verse is merely prose,
As any honest poet knows.
To me such poems lack appeal.
They make my writer's blood congeal.
Rhymed verse is best, say fools like me.
Thank God some poets still agree.
That Alternative Verse discussion site has been migrated to a location that does not pop-up ads. See it at http://blizzardguy.com/verses
Alternative verse, I suppose
Is a lot like the Emperor's new clothes.
You try not to see
The fool's bare as can be,
And you try not to see that it's prose.
It's good to see that there are still poets out there who take time and energy to craft their work.
Welcome, James. Are you that Jim Muri? If so, I think you will like it here. We love verse and poetry, and we have a particular interest in limericks and double dactyls. In fact, the Omnificent English Dictionary in Limerick Form (OEDILF) developed from this site.
Of course we also talk about words, language, and the like. As an example, I am certain we have mentioned the word epicaricacy more than any site on the Web (237), which is nearly as many times as Google has mentioned it. (572). This message has been edited. Last edited by: Kalleh,
But surely as everyone knows
It's EXACTLY like those famous clothes.
Those writing such "verse"
Are futile (or worse)
And when reading their rubbish it shows!
P.S....I forgot to say, James, that your link doesn't work, at least for me.
The link should read:
Build a man a fire and he's warm for a day. Set a man on fire and he's warm for the rest of his life.
Thanks, Arnie and Kalleh for catching my typo. You're right, the link I sent first was wrong, and Arnie figured it out. I forgot to add the .html to the page name. My apologies to everyone. And Richard, thank you for your additional limerick! Cute!
Our new friend, young Doctor Muri,
Does everything in a huri.
He lives in Puyallup,
And he rides at full gallop
But slows down when he serves on a juri.
Oh...that daffodil parade that Puyallup hosts sounds wonderful.