Let's try something new! In this game, weâ€™ll be creating a never-ending ode to ourselves!
Hereâ€™s an example of the rhyme scheme weâ€™ll be using (I figured if it was good enough for a former Poet Laureate, itâ€™s good enough for us):
from "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost
Whose woods these are I think I know. a
His house is in the village though; a
He will not see me stopping here b
To watch his woods fill up with snow. a
My little horse must think it queer b
To stop without a farmhouse near b
Between the woods and frozen lake c
The darkest evening of the year. b
He gives his harness bells a shake c
To ask if there is some mistake. c
The only other sound's the sweep d
Of easy wind and downy flake. c
So the rhyme scheme is: aaba bbcb ccdc dded ... and so on.
The first cat writes a four-line verse in the rhyme scheme aaba. The next cat continues the poem with a verse using bbcb. Etc. If youâ€™re feeling inspired, you can write as many verses at a time as you want!
Iâ€™ll start things off ... I hope you will join in and have fun!
"Ode To Cats!"
All hail the noble feline race!
With so much beauty, charm, and grace,
No house can be a home unless
There is a cat to warm the place.
We purr beneath a soft caress,
And give our love with such largesse,
That many doctorsâ€™ studies show
To pet us relieves humansâ€™ stress.
(The next catâ€™s first, second and fourth lines will rhyme with â€œshow.â€)