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Hello, Linda. My question is a little offbeat and one which I have tried to find answers too with little success. I am wondering if you know of any poets who wrote in rhyme using an uneven amount of lines in some versus of a poem. Perhaps most verses with four lines and sprinkled within, some versus with one or two more lines. Most people I speak to have said that all the versus of a rhyming poem must have an even number of lines to make it flow. I am wondering if this is actually true and who might be a famous writer who actually bucked this thinking. I would be grateful if you could point me to one such famous poet. Thank you for your time.

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Dear Lee,


Perhaps the following poems demonstrate the quality you are searching for:  


Seamus Heaney’s “Blackberry-Picking”    http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/181384

Amy Lowell’s “Patterns"   http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/171725

Samuel Taylor Coleridges’s “Kubla Khan”  http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/173247


Hope this helps.

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