[Bards] Poetry Exercise #10 - The Poet's Revenge

Gerald Norris jerryn at houston.rr.com
Sun Dec 7 21:42:07 PST 2003

I had, for breakfast, migas with chorizo and corn tortillas.
The eggs were a bit runny, and there wasn't as much chorizo as usual.
There were more jalapeno bits, but it wasn't really spicy.
The tortillas were soft and not too hot.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: bards-bounces at ansteorra.org [mailto:bards-bounces at ansteorra.org]On
> Behalf Of Ulf Gunnarsson
> Sent: Sunday, December 07, 2003 10:58 PM
> To: Ansteorran Bardic list
> Subject: [Bards] Poetry Exercise #10 - The Poet's Revenge
> In the course of these exercises you have learned or reviewed several
> topics and formats of poetry.  We have examined metric forms like iambic
> and trochaic, verse forms like the ballad and verse techniques like
> chain verse, and rhyming techniques like end-rhyme and alliteration. We
> talked some of poetic imagery and kennings, and we looked at courtly
> love and the role of innuendo in poetry.  Quite a lot of ground, eh?
> The final exercise in this section is:
> Describe what you had for breakfast and how it tasted.  Use four
> complete sentences. Each sentence should have at least eight words
> minimum.
> Use absolutely no poetic format.  Write this without any poetry
> whatsoever. Remember that repeating rhythms count as poetry (the A was B
> but the C was D...)
> If you are viewing this email and wondering why this is an "exercise", I
> suggest you try it at home.
> My contribution (I daz ya to find poetry in it):
> I started breakfast with scrambled eggs, bacon, and sausage.
> With this came pancakes as well as biscuits and gravy.
> The gravy was a touch watery, but the syrup was good.
> The strips of bacon were greasy but the dry sausage made up for that.
> Ulf Gunnarsson
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