CL Writing Contest 2017 (Top 10 Poetry): Rhyme Time

Vote for your favorite poem and story at cltampa.com/writingcontest through March 3.

Coleridge knew it; Longfellow, too.

Wordsworth eschewed it; Byron turned blue.

Poe went darker, wouldn’t be caught dead.

Wilde said: Who needs it? Let’s paint the town red.

Browning and Pound, Ginsburg and Blake,

Plath and Milton wouldn’t make the mistake.

Frost’s woods were yellow,

Whitman’s grass green.

But a rhyme with “orange”

Will never be seen.


Vote for your favorite poem and story at cltampa.com/writingcontest through March 3.

WE LOVE OUR READERS!

Since 1988, CL Tampa Bay has served as the free, independent voice of Tampa Bay, and we want to keep it that way.

Becoming a CL Tampa Bay Supporter for as little as $5 a month allows us to continue offering readers access to our coverage of local news, food, nightlife, events, and culture with no paywalls.

Join today because you love us, too.

Scroll to read more Local Arts articles

Join Creative Loafing Tampa Bay Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.