The third poetry exercise sort of kicked my ass. This time I was supposed to write five "blank" (non-rhyming) pairs of iambic pentameter in which the first line end-stops and there are no enjambments or caesuras. THEN, I was supposed to write ANOTHER five blank pairs of iambic pentameter, using the same subject matter, this time using enjambment and two caesuras. Here's one set of mine, which has a bit to do with the one year anniversary of me growing out my beard.
My beard and hair have grown for one full yearI'll post more as I work my way through the book. Stay cool everyone!
It makes the summer feel a bit too warm!
A year has made my face hirsute, it makes
the summer heat acute, please fall arrive!