Rhyme Blog Spot ‘A Love for Rhyming Poetry’

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So today I came across a lovely new blog, right here on WordPress called Rhyme its all about the love of poetry and poems that actually rhyme. All too often we are seeing free-verse which has its place in the world but you cannot beat a poem that rhymes. Many of the old Romantics were rhyming poets and I want to share with you my favourite of them all, Percy Bysshe Shelley. He is the inspiration behind my own little poetry collection ‘Rainbows & Roses ~ Poetry & Prose.’

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Love’s Philosophy

The fountains mingle with the river

And the rivers with the ocean,

The winds of heaven mix for ever

With a sweet emotion;

Nothing in the world is single;

All things by a law divine

In one spirit meet and mingle.

Why not I with thine? —


See the mountains kiss high heaven

And the waves clasp one another;

No sister-flower would be forgiven

If it disdained its brother;

And the sunlight clasps the earth

And the moonbeams kiss the sea:

What is all this sweet work worth

If thou kiss not me?


R&R Casa Magni Lerici by Capt Roberts Bysshe

The image above shows Casa Magni, the coastal residence of Romantic Poet Percy Bysshe Shelly (1792–1822). He was the husband to Mary Shelley who one stormy night, is said to have been inspired to write Prometheus Unbound ~ Frankenstein’ during a party attended by their friend Lord Byron.

Sadly not long afterwards, just before his thirtieth birthday Shelley drowned as he sailed his schooner home from Livorno to Lerici, situated in Northern Italy on the beautiful Italian Riviera.


Thank you for stopping by, do call in again

Happy Reading


Click the image below to view my poetry collection

170501 Rainbows Summer


2 thoughts on “Rhyme Blog Spot ‘A Love for Rhyming Poetry’

  1. Pingback: We love ‘Rhyming Poetry’ too – Indie Book Banter

  2. I agree. I often feel silly preferring rhymes, like it is seen as childish and less professional. But I enjoy writing rhyming poetry and do not really understand how to do otherwise. Although it seems that non-rhyming poetry is much more popular. I guess we have to stay true to who we are and not try to be like others just because more people are liking their non-rhyming prose. Thanks for the support for us rhymers!


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