just a quick comment about poems that rhyme and those that don’t.
I know someone who has a hard time reading my poetry. As a result, it has finally dawned on me why. In order to properly read and appreciate rhyming poetry, you have to have a sense of musical rhythm as applied to the written word. And although most people enjoy music, evidently not all people have a built in sense of rhythm.
I guess that’s why free verse (poems that don’t rhyme) are popular.
Fortunately, rhythm is stuck in my head. As a result, I need poems that rhyme. That is not to say I don’t like prose, but if it doesn’t rhyme, it just isn’t poetry to me.
Well, that’s my theory! What’s yours?