Monday, January 07, 2013

Careerhymes, you say? (With a Dentist Poem!)

Over on David L. Harrison's blog, J. Patrick Lewis stopped by to introduce a poetic form he calls the Careerhyme. Basically... four lines (in two rhyming couplets), a career name to start it and a definition of the career to follow. And they're meant to be "light verse"... so you know I gave it a whirl.

Dentist: cleaner of the gums;
Remover of stuck seeds and crumbs.
Years of school are on this track...
Yet no diploma! Just some plaque.

You gotta head over to David's blog, though, where you can read Pat and David's examples (oh, and Jane Yolen and Laura Purdie Salas and so many more fine folks stopped by, too). I left two others besides the above in the comments, too.

Got a careerhyme? Join the fun and share away!


7 comments:

tanita davis said...

These are ADORABLE. I could see a careerhyme-off during that "Battle of the Poets" thing the poets do.

J. Patrick Lewis said...

Your careerhyme is brilliant, Greg, and it has the added virtue of also being another new verse form of mine—the homophoem, which must contain a homophone or neologism in the last line. Bravo!

Gregory K. said...

I agree, Tanita. There could easily be a careerhyme battle.

And Pat... you're too kind. Thanks for sharing the form with David and all of us - there is something fun and addicting about them, I must say!

Mary Lee said...

HA!

Caroline Gill said...

Enjoyed this! Thank you for pointing out the form.

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Sheila A said...

Are you related to Ellen and Eloise Pincus, who grew up in Hollywood (Brookfield) Illinois?
They're identical twins.