Is Rhyming Poetry Out?

An interesting post entitled “Is rhyming poetry out?”, followed on by a fascinating exchange of views on the question, (
Much of my poetry is expressed in rhyme. Take, for example my poem “My Old Clock I wind”:

“My old clock I wind
And much philosophy therein find.
I can bring
The pendulum’s swing
To a stop With my hand,
Yet I can not command
Time to default
On his duty and halt
The passing of the years.
He has no ears
For our laughter and tears
And his sickle will swing on
Long after we are gone”.

I must confess to having a preference for poetry expressed in a traditional manner. That is not to say that I discount poetry written as free or blank verse (there is much good poetry expressed in diverse forms, together with some which is to my mind at least of lesser quality).


13 thoughts on “Is Rhyming Poetry Out?

  1. Aishwarya

    Hi Kevin, I agree that there’s a certain charm and beauty in rhyming poetry but I find myself so I’ll equipped to come up with rhyming phrases that could mean something!! I’m afraid I can only write free texts but I do appreciate and love rhyming poetry, especially the old Scottish ones to which I have found myself attracted recently. 🙂

    1. drewdog2060drewdog2060 Post author

      Many thanks for your comment. I also appreciate some free/blank verse poetry. Every poet expresses him or herself in their own unique way with some rhyming and others not. What works for one person doesn’t work for another. What matters in the end is the ability to get their message across to the reader (make them laugh, cry and think). Best, Kevin

    1. drewdog2060drewdog2060 Post author

      Many thanks for your comment and your kind words, Victoria. I am pleased you like my poem. It will be included in my forthcoming collection, “My Old Clock I Wind and Other Poems”, which is due to be published, by Moyhill Publishing in June 2017. I will be sure to check out your blog and thank you for following me at Newauthoronline. Kind regards, Kevin

      1. rhymepoetry

        Congratulations on the upcoming book, Kevin! May it have lots of success. Thank you for following my blog. I’m currently looking for talented modern poets who write in rhyme, and I’m very interested in reading your collection of poetry. All the best, Victoria.

      2. drewdog2060drewdog2060 Post author

        Thank you. If you would like a free (advanced) copy of “My Old Clock” please let me know by emailing me at newauthoronline (at) gmail dot com and I will be pleased to send you one, (just let me know to which email address I should send your copy). Alternatively (if you prefer print) please email me your address and I will post a copy once the book is published. Best wishes, Kevin

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