SPARROWLET – Invented by Katharine Sparrow
The meter is iambic tetrameter.
It is a sestet – a poem with 6 lines.
The first half and the second half of line 1
make up a refrain which is switched on the last line.
The rhyming is indicated by the characters below.
Practice the Smile
Practice the smile; get the smile right.
I’m Hollywood bound–that’s alright!
A dog-food commercial for trial.
But I want movies that have bite,
a film career to last a while.
Get the smile right. Practice the smile;
No RinTinTin, No dog Lassie.
No commercials! Me, I’m sassy.
I’ll do Nicholson, with chagrin
or Jim Carey, somewhat classy.
A leading hound will star again.
No dog Lassie. No RinTinTin.
© Lawrencealot – April 26, 2012