Poet Introduction I write mainly poetry for the inner journey. I also have a feisty side-line of writing poetic commentaries on the war industry and politics & culture. "When power corrupts, poetry cleanses" (JFK, Oct 1963)
On Poetic Forms - 8 (Heroic Verse: Theory & Practice)
HEROIC VERSE - THE THEORY
(a) Heroic Verse is quite a simple one (a) ti-tum ti-tum ti-tum ti-tum ti-tum (b) with five strong beats per line it’s quite a game (b) to keep it running more-or-less the same. (c) Five ‘feet’, iambic, some no doubt have noted (c) can also make you famous and be quoted: (d) “know then thyself, presume not God to scan (d) the proper study of Mankind is Man”(1) (e) those lines are writ by Alexander Pope (e) a man who clearly...