Obsessive Internet Polling

I could say it’s a meme worth studying, and probably it is, but the truth is that I just enjoy looking at the way these things are constructed, and the results I get back. This one is Alice‘s fault, as she led me to it.

What poetry form am I? Read on.

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?

Me and Dante. I feel better already. Even more terrifying is how much sense this diagnosis makes as I consider it.

Now back to our normal programming.

8 thoughts on “Obsessive Internet Polling

  1. well, I got haiku:

    Short, terse, unfriendly,
    Yet sometimes quite emotive;
    I am the Haiku.

    but my OWN version (written before I did the “test”) says:

    senryu is me
    enigmatic smile wrapped in
    clever doubletalk

  2. You bet you are. Glad to know the test has value and validity. 🙂

    Oook, I think haiku works well for you, though you are anything but terse and unfriendly. The trouble is the description of haiku, not the genre’s applicability to you.

  3. It says I am a sonnet, but I am not sure about the accuracy of that :o)

  4. I blame receiving the heroic couplet with its persona of fervent organizer on the fact that I was contemplating my task list when interrupted to take the quiz.

    my weakness — senryu
    wryly observing humans
    skirting the unkind

  5. Surprises abound…I guess I’m either a tanka:
    I am the tanka.
    The attention of others
    Is unnerving, and
    Since I try not to draw it,
    I’m left alone. Which is good.

    Or a triolet:
    If they told you I’m mad, then they lied.
    I’m odd, but it isn’t compulsive.
    I’m the triolet, bursting with pride;
    If they told you I’m mad, then they lied.
    No, it isn’t obsessive. Now hide
    All the spoons or I might get convulsive.
    If they told you I’m mad then they lied.
    I’m odd, but it isn’t compulsive.

    No one is more surprised than I.

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