With thanks to Dana Robert Rowe.
Muffin’s human partner.
Muffin is a clever cat
Upon his mound of tomes.
No doubt he will purruse them all
Before he writes his poems,
But there is one he must rehearse
Regarding types and norms
Before he writes his purrfect verse,
And that’s The Book of Forms.
The Book of Forms: A Handbook of Poetics, Including Odd and Invented Forms, Revised and Expanded Edition by Lewis Putnam Turco, Hanover, NH: University Press of New England (www.UPNE.com) , 2012 • 384 pp. 3 illus. 5 x 7 1/2" Reference & Bibliography / Poetry 978-1-61168-035-5, paperback.