Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Why should I write iambically
And thus restrict my scope,
Then make things worse by adding rhymes—
Am I a hopeless dope?

Why not just write and let words flow
As free as they may be?
Why limit what I might compose
So arbitrarily?

My answer is—because of you,
For both your ear and eye;
I’ve not your mind alone to please,
But sense to satisfy.