By Josie Whitehead

Performing Poetry Pattern and Rhyme Rhythm in Poetry Performance Index

There’s a rhythm in your heartbeat,

    And a rhythm in your walk.

There’s throbbing in your pulse-beat

    And a cadence in your talk.

 

But is there metre in your poetry

    And tempo in your song?

Do your fingers click to music

    To assist your day along?

 

Hear the steady clippy-clopping

    Of the horses in the lane,

And the gentle rat-a-tatting

    Of the patter of the rain.

 

Hear the gentle tippy-tapping

    Of my fingers on these keys

For I'm writing you some poetry

     And trying hard to please.

 

My telephone is ringing

   With its rhythmic ringing tone,

So I'll stop this tippy-tapping

    And must hurry to my phone!

 

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