Friday, April 18, 2014

Poetry Prompt - Crambo aka Bouts Rimés

In honor of National Poetry Writing Month, I'm bringing back a Friday tradition.  Bouts Rimés means "rhymed ends" in French and is a game or challenge where one person (me) makes a list of rhymed words and others (you) write the lines that end with those rhymes, in the same order in which they were given. It was known as Crambo in English and was quite popular in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Will you help me bring back this hip historical habit?

Graffiti art in the Santa Barbara Funk Zone

Curve
Beach
Pier
Swerve
Reach
Peer

Above are the words.

Get writing rhyme nerds!
There will be no winner. This is just for fun
and the joy of rhyming a smile for everyone.

6 comments:

  1. The shoreline arched into a curve.
    It stretched forever, this favoured beach.
    A periodic fishing pier.

    Blissful swimmers, the jet-ski's swerve.
    Just several inches out of reach.
    Irritating every Peer.

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    1. Those darn jet skiers! :P Fun poem. :)

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  2. the moon, the earth, the Curve
    where the water dances with the Beach
    backed up to the Pier
    the Swerve
    the Reach
    & you, my Peer

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  3. Here's mine:

    It faces South, thanks to the curve -
    a most peculiar beach -
    as the lanky wooden pier
    prods the shore's smooth swerve
    changing the length waves can reach
    when battling their peers.

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    1. Nice poem. At least there are no bullies on your beach. LOL

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Rhyming or not, I would like a lot to hear the thoughts my words brought...