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The Overworked Poet



There was a poet, name was stanley creech,
Renowned for poems are love and lore
And sapience and morals that he'd teach,
All from the heart and kept on writing more
Until this happened: He was called upon
To write a poem most exemplary.
His brain he cudgeled but no words could spawn
So randomly he wrote to set this free:
Why is this crowd? What means this stir in Rome?
The Hesperus which breaking waves dashed high
Beneath a chestnut tree, no place like home!
And on and on he elequently wrote
So that from brain to pen these words did float!
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Submitted on May 01, 2011

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Scheme ABABCDCDEFEGG
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 533
Words 103
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 13

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