Sunday, February 24, 2013

Review of O by Mary Sidney Herbert

O by Mary Sidney Herbert (b. 1561) was offered by Poets.org's Poem-A-Day on February 24, 2013.  It is a prayer in the form of a rhyming poem, full of word inversions.  Word inversions were a common practice of the poets of ages past but are generally frowned upon today (or at least in today's poetry markets), variously seen as forced, pretentious, or old-fashioned.  Alas, I love word inversions, and much of my poetry, particularly my rhyming poetry, includes them.

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