B is for BEE KIND and Ballad
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My theme is Maine Vanity Plates and a poem. I'm hoping to do a type of poem that also corresponds to the letter of the day. Today's poetry form for B is Ballad.
"Ballad A short narrative poem with stanzas of two or four lines and usually a refrain. The story of a ballad can originate from a wide range of subject matter but most frequently deals with folk-lore or popular legends. They are written in straight-forward verse, seldom with detail, but always with graphic simplicity and force. Most ballads are suitable for singing and, while sometimes varied in practice, are generally written in ballad meter, i.e., alternating lines of iambic tetrameter and iambic trimeter, with the last words of the second and fourth lines rhyming." http://www.shadowpoetry.com/resources/wip/ballad.html
I decided to go with Bee Kind, with Be Gr8 slid in there, too. Have fun retaining and omitting commas. Am I talking to the bee, or saying be? Are the words directives, or descriptives? You decide. Read it both ways. Which do you like?
Bee all that you can bee, Bee,
Oh, Bee kind, and so fuzzy!
Bee gr8 as you can bee, Bee,
Oh, bee happy, and so buzzy!
Wherever you may light, bee!
Beesweetened just beecuz, see
Flowers here and there bee
Nectar filled to guzz, bee.
by Donna JT Smith, ©2018
B has some Beauts! Here are some extras that I found:
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