This post is to share something I had found in some one’s blog (couldn’t find it the second time), who had found it from some American newspaper (don’t remember, all names sound the same to me!) that was hosting some kind of a contest, something that is useful (much to my happiness) in getting rid of that “poetic” writers’ block! (WHEW! Did the sum of all the “some-s” make any sense? You get the gist, right?!)
So. here goes.
THE RULE: You have to write a couplet with a very romantic first line and an equally un-romantic second line! The starker the difference, the better it is!
Here are some that I made up and will keep updating as I make more and more! 🙂
Oh, you are the only one in my life,
Always making trouble and causing strife.
Such gentleness, such beauty, owned by so few,
I’d rather jump off the bridge than marry you!
You, my love. are a beauty,
We got married, that’s the pity.
At your first command, I’ll jump,
And run away like there’s fire on my rump!
You can ignite me with one single touch.
A damn pity that you smell so much!
Love is like new spring, colored by a painter!
Only my marriage has never come out of winter!
The world seems brand new with you around,
Every time I see you, I bang my head on the ground.
I proposed to you ’cause you’re so lovely, Miss
Sheesh, I made a mistake, could you reject me please?
I’ll be coming up with more! Just wait!
P.S. I am rhyming! I am RHYMING!!! 😀
DISCLAIMER: These couplets have no relevance to my life, yours maybe, but never mine! 😛
August 26, 2009
I did say I’ll be coming up with more… and now I’m debating the intelligence of that statement… 😛
Guess, I’ll be trying and trying till I fail!
[Or maybe get kicked (verbally, of course) by the readers]
This was a contest in the Washington Post, I finally got it. You can see the winning entries here, which are almost as good as mine! 😀