Riddles

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Riddles  |  House: Booksie Classic

I always enjoy trying new forms to frame my poetry. Here's a new one. I hope you like it!

Riddles

 

Riddles tilt your sight to see

Inside the lock to find the key.

Difficult, the words may seem,

Different things they may mean.

Little twists, the phrases hold,

Enlightening the answer bold,

Solving the riddle the poet told.


Submitted: April 12, 2019

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Bert Broomberg

Cute poem. There is one thing I would have done differently myself. In line four I would have used the word things instead of meanings. There are two reaons for that; you also have the word mean in the same line, and by getting rid of one syllable the metre becomes more consistent.
I like this whole idea of riddles in poetry. It made me think about British literature in the early Middle Ages. Riddles were probably the most popular form of literature then.

Fri, April 12th, 2019 6:44am

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I truly respect your constructive criticism. I knew there was something disturbing the metre, but I didn't know what. I was concentrating on the first letter of each line more than the rhythmic flow of it. Thanks again!

Fri, April 12th, 2019 9:05am

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