Friday, February 28, 2014

Royal Rhyme -- Anything Goes

a-b-a-b-b-c-c

Orchestra center, row "E"
Find number one hundred twelve
Second seat in, that suits me
Tickets, will call, they unshelve
Where is this going, let's delve
Anything Goes is our test
Little theatre, the best
 
 
Photo and poem Copyright © 2014 Jimmiehov. All Rights Reserved
I'm linked today with the Real Toads, Fireblossom Friday
 
Instructions were: Today we're going to try the Rhyme Royal. It's pretty simple, really. 
- The rhyme scheme is a-b-a-b-b-c-c. You can write seven-line stanzas, or you can break it up as a tercet and two couplets.
- You can stop with seven lines, or repeat your pattern for as many stanzas as you like, making the Rhyme Royal a fine vehicle for narrative poetry. There is no syllable count, and although the Rhyme Royal is often written in iambic pentameter, we're not bothering with that today. Just follow the rhyme scheme and one of the seven line patterns I have laid out above. (I did follow syllable count, each of my lines has seven syllables.)
 
- Tonight we visited our Crighton Theatre in Conroe (Texas) to watch Cole Porter's stage play Anything GoesIt was written in 1934 and produced in the old 1934 theater.  It was a great production with excellent singing and dancing.

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6 Comments:

At Saturday, March 01, 2014 5:28:00 AM, Blogger Kerry O'Connor said...

You have turned experience in to poetry!

 
At Saturday, March 01, 2014 7:34:00 AM, Blogger Sumana Roy said...

nicely rhymed.. :)

 
At Saturday, March 01, 2014 9:26:00 AM, Blogger Helen said...

Jim, I can see we are on the same playbill when it comes to theatre!

 
At Saturday, March 01, 2014 10:48:00 AM, Blogger Fireblossom said...

In olden days a glimpse of stocking was looked on as something shocking, now heaven knows, anything goes!

 
At Saturday, March 01, 2014 9:21:00 PM, Blogger audrey` said...

Enjoy the stage play, Dr and Mrs Jim :)

 
At Tuesday, March 04, 2014 4:25:00 PM, OpenID razzamadazzle said...

Anything Goes is such a fun musical! I'd love to see it again. Hope you had a fantastic time!

 

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