The world is not ending
It is only just beginning
Call it winning
Call it sinning
Take a seat for now; my friend
Different from others
Like the brush that holds no colour
Feeling beaten in the end
(Rhyme scheme – AAAABCCCCB)
Hi there, hope all is well.
A couple of weeks ago I got my poem cruelest accepted for publication by United press Ltd and another haiku one accepted for moments of inspiration. I was pleased and it came as a big surprise as I had forgot I had sent them away.
Although they sent the proof back with a typo which was kinda funny.
It’s due out around christmas and the other one is around january I think. I get a free copy and apparently there’s a promo thing they do nearer the time so we shall see what that involves haha.
It’s an awesome end to my first year of poetry and gives me a motivational booster going into the second year.
Though you are in your shining days,
Voices among the crowd
And new friends busy with your praise,
Be not unkind or proud,
But think about old friends the most:
Time’s bitter flood will rise,
Your beauty perish and be lost
For all eyes but these eyes.
The above poem is called ‘The Lover Pleads with His Friend for Old Friends’ by W. B. Yeats. It really is an act of genius, the title adds so much to the poem and I really love the last three lines. It’s also really cool the rythmn of it however i’m not sure I fully understand how meter works. As far as I understand it this would be iambic tetrameter followed by iambic trimeter with a rhyme scheme of ABABCDCD, is this correct? It can be very confusing.