I was working my way all the way up to a fourteen line stanza but I got Lazy, maybe more next week.

Writing in stanzas

Couplets are ideal when one is poeming
where rhythms are tight, and not for roaming.

But if you are demeaned by a couplet’s ease
Read some Blake poems and learn from these
And try your hand at stanzas of threes

But if Emily is more your pace
and you like your rhyming plain
Then ABAB is your place
and your rhythm is Quatrain

Poe was fond of the odd line poem
for it aided in his goals
To from one feeling never roam
with rhythm’s care he gently lulls
for fear or melancholy souls.

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