You want to write a poem? Nothing to it. 
Forget that boring book by Stephen Fry. 
In thirty seconds I can guide you through it:
It really is as effortless as pie. 

It’s only words, you know, not rocket science. 
Eccentric bits of

                           formatting

                                             like

                                                    this

Will give it razzle-dazzle. A reliance 
On vocab like ‘azure’ won’t go amiss. 
 
A poem with a rhyme-scheme may sound sweeter,
But that is not compulsory these days, 
And nor is one obliged to write in metre 
Or to apply either technique consistently.

 

Don’t worry if you’ve never had a leaning
For scholarship and thinking; if averse
To writing stuff that has some kind of meaning, 
Just designate your efforts as ‘light verse’.

Poetry for Dummies

© 2019 by Rob Stuart