Friday, February 06, 2009


BLANK-VERSE, n. Unrhymed iambic pentameters — the most difficult kind of English verse to write acceptably; a kind, therefore, much affected by those who cannot acceptably write any kind.

2009 Update: Verse, for a blank reader.


Anonymous said...

Blank-verse....writer's block.

Sighety sigh.

heehee my verification is bratism. awesome

Anonymous said...

poetry that even I can write or poetry for dummies

Anonymous said...

free-for-all friday(ca only)?...favorite FZ quote: Information is not knowledge,Knowledge is not wisdom,Wisdom is not truth,Truth is not beauty,Beauty is not love,Love is not music,Music is BEST..second favorite: May your s**t come to life and kiss you on the face......_________ __________

Anonymous said...


1. Poetry that is noisy but without significance. Verse with live ammunition has far greater impact.

2. Western poetry in general.

I learned from Harry Turtledove that, in Dutch and Afrikaans, a person of European ethnicity is a blank. Talk about rubbing salt into the wound ...

Jim said...

Blank-verse: Blank-verse, that's me (much affected)!

Anonymous said...

without rhyme,
is just good prose broken,

Or not.
The verifier claims
I am

TLP said...

I'm drawing a blank on this.

I don't know which is verse, having nothing to say, or saying it anyway.

tsduff said...

Blank Verse - That inevitable comment always left by our own Javajazz - she has her masters degree in it.

Jamie Dawn said...

Without rhyme and often without reason.

Here's my blank-verse offering:

Chocolate, so good and sweet.
It is my weakness.
The Steelers won
By the skin of their teeth.
I would be willing
To eat a whalligator
Dipped in chocolate.
Or even a basilisk.
It is raining.
Not cats and dogs
or even chocolate.
Just water.

Ariel the Thief said...

WOW Jamie! You are a rapper!

Unknown said...



TLP said...

So far Doug's verse is blank.

Anonymous said...

Yo!? What's up?

Apparently not you!

Doug The Una said...

Jenn, I'm not sure I've seen that brilliant a verifier and it suits you.

Pia, I think your prose is blank verse.

Great quotes, Bear. May your ...

Why rub salt into people who need pepper, Amoeba?

Jim, you're just a sensitive fellow.

Quilly, I must take
Issue with
Dimwit. You are more haiku.

Saying it,

Terry, an honorary doctorate would barely do justice.

And yea, though I walk through the valley of death, I shall fear no Truffle, for Jamie Dawn is with me.

Ariel, you spin the disks?

Karma, I was waiting for you with that one.

Sorry, blogmama. I was traveling.

Quilly, you are such a schoolmarm.

Cooper said...

Yes the verse is the interpreter, consequently there are a lot of black verses out there.

Hobbes said...

Be it syllabic, accentual, quantitative,
or syllabic-accentual debilitative,
Be it in iambs or strophes or dactyls
or spontaneous Pyrrhic dithyrambs,
In feet, or hobbling spondaically
Only a troll Trochaic
Would resort to rhyme archaic.

Doug The Una said...

Cooper, I like the new old avatar.

Hobbes, magnificent!

Minka said...

blank verse is paper saved!

Doug The Una said...

Minka, you win the prize.