john_j_enright (john_j_enright) wrote,

Criticism of the day

In a comment on my post last night about Crown Fountain, Madbard took me to task for the quality of my rhyme du jour, but complimented me on the general quality of these daily rhymes.

Oh my.

Am I going to have to start thinking critically about these little things?

It's funny, the other day I made up a rhyme for my wife, and she said "that sounds like those rhymes in your blog." Somehow it didn't sound like a phrase of high praise.

But, reflecting on why I might I have written an especially bad one, I fear it has to do with my sentimentality where children are involved. There may have been little magic in my actual verses yesternight, but in my imagination the children were cavorting in the water and there was magic indeed.

Rhyme of the day:

Sometimes I veer
To the sentimental.
Perhaps to my verse
It's detrimental.

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