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It is in fact, in every way, a work in progress.  It is entirely my work and reflects both my learning process in coding web pages and the hodgepodge of what I happen to put in when I find time or impulse to put something in.  To some extent it resembles what otherwise might be envelope scribblings.  Here, in a popup window, is the way I originally opened this page several years ago, prententious and ho-hum conventional fluff as it may be.

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Okay, this is fun . . . .  According to Fuse #8, I'm in the most common category (at least in library/writing/reading circles).  For some reason, Jane Mack, whose Saipan Writer blog tipped me off to this, also credits Brooklyn Arden, the blog identy of New York children's book editor Cheryl Klein for this factoid (or at least the lead to this fun quiz) but my search for "terza rima" on her blog produced a null, while "poetics" generated nothing on this fun quiz but did yeild plenty of fascinating poetics stuff.  Going on down this path, do not fail to stop at the School Library Journal site.

I'm terza rima, and I talk and smile.
Where others lock their rhymes and thoughts away
I let mine out, and chatter all the while.

I'm rarely on my own - a wasted day
Is any day that's spent without a friend,
With nothing much to do or hear or say.

I like to be with people, and depend
On company for being entertained;
Which seems a good solution, in the end.
What Poetry Form Are You?

According to the site, if I weren't that, I'd be a blank verse . . . .
I am, of course, none other than blank verse.
I don't know where I'm going, yes, quite right;
And when I get there (if I ever do)
I might not recognise it. So? Your point?
Why should I have a destination set?
I'm relatively happy as I am,
And wouldn't want to be forever aimed
Towards some future path or special goal.
It's not to do with laziness, as such.
It's just that one the whole I'd rather not
Be bothered - so I drift contentedly;
An underrated way of life, I find.
What Poetry Form Are You?

Still, by my own admission, I can very much appreciate free verse . . . .
I am free verse,
and know the rules,
and use them -
when they suit me,
which admittedly
tends not to be the case.
tradition, laws;
very much not
my sort
of thing,
I fear.
Perhaps, on occasion,
I go too far in the opposite direction,
and shun the accepted merely because it's accepted,
accepting its opposite merely because it isn't;
but since it's clearly
better that than
being normal;
What Poetry Form Are You?

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