Afternoon Ride

An oddly elegant pedestrian
And lovely, corpulent equestrian
Went riding joyously authentical
On horses seemingly identical.
The rider’s enormous immensity
Gave gelding increasing propensity
To stalling. Staggering incidentally,
Then throwing horsewoman accidentally,
The other dismounted tenuously—
They ambled together strenuously.


This poem is a series of Rhophalic couplets. In a Rhophalic couplet, the words in each line contain the same number of syllables as their corresponding position (1st word has one syllable, 2nd word has two syllables, 3rd has 3, etc.). The order may be reversed in the second line, but I chose not to do that. Rhyme is optional, but I chose to include rhyme, for I believe rhyme adds to the humor, and I wanted this one to be light-hearted.


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Sonnetina Due
Five couplets, usually in iambic tetrameter or pentameter.
This one is a series of Rhophalic couplets, in which the words in each line contain the same number of syllables as their corresponding position. Rhyme is optional, but included here at my discretion.
Rhyme scheme: aabbccddee

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