Seven of them to each line?
that’s cutting it just too fine
not englyn, but I’m tryin’!
Not scared of rhymes, it’s the form
I know I’d write up a storm
if they waived that seven norm
All my lines turn six or eight!
not one will capitulate,
can neither pare nor inflate
All my lines are eight or six
Oh, why are the forms so strict?
do rules and poetry mix?
I’ve battled into the night
but it’s an unequal fight
and syllables have their rights
so this time I’m out, not in
but pleased to meet the englyn.
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