Analysis of Beguiling Verse

Douglas Blair 1951 (London)



Have you harboured
A thought and
Couldn’t shake it?
An issue or scene
Or heartfelt child’s dream
A nature’s pause
Seeming you so fit?
That’s poesie due
To the Race
You’ve been through.
So dance with some words
Like lyrical birds
Never fake it.
You birth your own style
To make others smile
Believe and receive
And beguile.
Read Rosetti or Wordsworth
Or Poe.
They had to start
Once you know


Scheme AAABCDAAEFGGAHHIHJKAK
Poetic Form
Metre 111 010 111 11011 1111 0101 10111 111 101 111 11111 11001 1011 11111 11101 01001 001 1010110 11 1111 111
Closest metre Iambic dimeter
Characters 400
Words 78
Sentences 7
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 21
Lines Amount 21
Letters per line (avg) 15
Words per line (avg) 3
Letters per stanza (avg) 308
Words per stanza (avg) 71
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Written on December 15, 2022

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Modified by dougb.72572 on December 15, 2022

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Douglas Blair

Blogging poems since 2008. Once a lawyer in general practice. Then 32 years as Shipper in a heavy metal fabricating plant. Retired 2022. Married and father of two. Poet. Hiker. Harmonica Busker. Gospel enthusiast. Photographer. http://shootdempix.blogspot.com/ more…

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