JOSIE'S POEMS

Anapaestic Poems

By Josie Whitehead

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A N A P A E S T S
By Josie Whitehead
Anapaests

Anapaests, like their name,

     Have a musical beat
As they glide on the page

     On their two dancing feet.


Anapaests sing a song:

     Diddy DUM diddy DUM

And now listen: they sound

     Like the beat of a drum.

Anapaests waltz along

     Through the words on your page 
And they’re good for we poets,

      Whatever our age.


An-a-PAESTS,  an-a-PAESTS! 

     What a clear rhythmic beat

As you tap to this metre's

      Melodious feet.
      


 

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Note:  (Metric feet in poetry):   A poetic foot is a basic repeated sequence of meter composed of two or more accented or unaccented syllables.  It puts poetry on a par with music and song.