>Open Source Poem Template

by Brendan Strong

>Release notes:
In keeping with the vogue of the day, I have decided to provide here a poem that can be customized by whomsoever wants. This poem is free, but licensed under the GNU. Interested parties may of course edit and extend the features and functionality of this poem, but they may not use it, in any of its ontologies to generate wealth that is not ultimately redistributed into my beer or mortgage (or beer & mortgage) accounts. Essentially, the purpose of this poem is to act as a kernal, from which ethical, moral and aesthetic decisions can be processed. You may find it quite powerful. Of course, to the uneducated, it may seem like nonsense.

Joke is on me, as my angle brackets all got translated into html. It doesn’t matter, round brackets are just as good, and I shall forever more argue they represent the roundness that can be seen at both of my sides, and of course my front (when seen from the sides). Which means of course I am parenthetical, not fat. So information that may in some way help you, but is not essential. Maybe I’d prefer to be essential (and therefore fat) but there’s no way of telling without some form of trial period. I may need to roll out a Beta phase. Anyway, on with the poem! Please note the poem will be provided once with York notes, and a second time straight through (so as to make for easy reading)

Future releases will incorporate and address scansion issues, such as syllable guidelines and a handy rhyming dictionary. We just need to raise some more money from our VC partners, who wish us well in the further expression of our ambitious project.

(Title) (Lady’s proper name) (preposition) (adjective) (verb) (/Title)

Note: The use of adjective with verb is of utmost importance. It goes to the very heart of our grammar, and therefore how we understand meaning itself, as represented to ourselves through a series of arbitrary marks and sounds.

(Line 1) (Preposition) (punctuation mark) (noun) (punctuation mark) (adjective) (verb) (/Line 1)

Note: The verb here is intended to get things moving

(line 2) (noun) (punctuation mark) (/line 2)
(line 3) (adjective) (adjective) (noun) (adverb) (noun) (/line 3)

Note: should anyone ask about the use of an adverb beside the noun, this is intended to reflect the stagnancy one no doubt feels. Certainly if you’re writing a poem based on a template, there is some stagnancy here. In release 2, we shall include a glossary of terms to aid the expression of this.

(line 4) (adjective) (adjective) (adjective)(adverb) (verb) (Punctuation mark) (noun) (punctuation mark) (adjective) (/line 4)
(line 5) (Proper noun [Name from title]) (punctuation mark) (pronoun) (verb) (adjective) (adverb) (verb) (noun) (/line 5)

Note: How exciting, now a name has been thrown down, we can really feel a much more personal element creeping in here. This is now a poem full of emotion and personal experience.

(line 6) (Proper noun [geographical place name]) (verb) (adverb) (punctuation mark) (/line 6)
(line 7) (plural noun) (punctuation mark) (plural noun) (adjective) (preposition) (conjunction) (/line 7)
(line 8) (adjective) (punctuation mark) (pronoun) (verb) (verb) (/line 8)
(line 9) Always love me despite how despicable I am? (/line 9)

And so, without notes, that reads:

(Line 1) (Preposition) (punctuation mark) (noun) (punctuation mark) (adjective) (verb) (/Line 1)
(line 2) (noun) (punctuation mark) (/line 2)
(line 3) (adjective) (adjective) (noun) (adverb) (noun) (/line 3)
(line 4) (adjective) (adjective) (adjective)(adverb) (verb) (Punctuation mark) (noun) (punctuation mark) (adjective) (/line 4)
(line 5) (Proper noun [Name from title]) (punctuation mark) (pronoun) (verb) (adjective) (adverb) (verb) (noun) (/line 5)
(line 6) (Proper noun [geographical place name]) (verb) (adverb) (punctuation mark) (/line 6)
(line 7) (plural noun) (punctuation mark) (plural noun) (adjective) (preposition) (conjunction) (/line 7)
(line 8) (adjective) (punctuation mark) (pronoun) (verb) (verb) (/line 8)
(line 9) Always love me depsite how despicable I am? (/line 9)

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