Never rhyme just to rhyme -
I still hear Professor Pao-Llosa say.
I'll do it one time. Come what may.
See? I'll do it again, you'll see then,
as with William Carlos William's
hens, on what so much depends.
Of course, they couldn't all be hens;
he wrote "chickens." There must be
a rooster or three in his procreative
poem. Pao-Llosa loomed, a Cuban native,
his machismo wearing, a hot stone,
uncaring about feelings. He wrote to me...
"You'll never be a poet, until you..," know it,
"Never rhyme just to rhyme."
* Professor Pao-Llosa is also a brilliant,
Pulitzer Prize nominee for poetry and has
won several awards. His books: Sorting
Metaphors, Bread of the Imagined, Cuba,
Mastery Impulse, and Parable Hunter
Welcome to Four Lines! I have a goal I would like to write at least four lines of poetry or a haiku every day for the rest of my life. I'm excited about this challenge! Also, along with my daily poem, I will be reading at least four lines of another author's poetry. I'll try to include that here also. So I'm thinking - how difficult can it be to read and then write one poem a day? We will see! - Claudia
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