I is for Iambic Pentameter

Iambic Pentameter is a poem beat that uses 10 syllables in each line in which an unstressed syllable is followed by a stressed syllable.


This is a repost from about a year ago when I played with the iambic pentameter form just for fun. It’s not a perfect example as I didn’t get the stresses correct throughout, but I call it a good effort.

Monty Goes Iambic Pentameter

The clock says it is just past noon this day;
In a rain cloud darkened room I sit;
Tapping out ten syllabled poetry,
In a classically metered rhythm.
Summoning a Shakespearean-like muse;
Counting words bit by bit under my breath;
To get this iambic pentameter prose.
Is it working? Or is this just a ruse?
A form living long past its rightful death?
Just re-teaching me how to count my toes?
All I know is I’m enjoying myself
And, that’s what really counts I suppose.

Zapfino “I” Found Pattern

Be well,


  1. murisopsis says:

    Hehe! Love the sense of humor in this one!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Monty Vern says:

      Thanks! I would definitely like to work more in getting the syllabic emphasis right in the future.


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