Speaking of the various kinds of Poetry I write:

Lyric Poetry:  here the poet expresses the desire embodied in the poem directly; it may take a form that is song-like.

Elegy:  a formal expression of the poet’s grief of death or another sorrowful event.

Pastoral:  a mostly lyric poem dealing with outdoor and country life and idealized figures like shepherds, nymphs, etc.

Narrative:  tells of an incident and events.

Ballads:  one form will have 4 lines to a verse in which the second and fourth line has an end rhyme.  There are several forms.

Blank Verse:  a poem without end rhymes, but written in pentameter (five feet).

Epics:  a lengthy narrative poem in which the poet speaks of heroic and supernatural events, etc.

Dramatic Poetry:  of the sort Shakespeare wrote.

Sonnets:  A Sonnet is, by definition a “Little Love Song,” but the form lends itself to the expression of other subjects, i.e. humor.

Jerry Kemp

Jerry has written and published two books: A Bouquet of Poetic Thoughts II and Galloping Pegasus, four humorous novellas.  Retired from his horse ranch and other activities, Jerry lives with his wife, two dogs, two cats, and numerous birds at the outskirts of the Sonoran desert in Arizona.  Celebrating his 82nd birthday in October 2016, ignoring the onset of Parkinson’s symptoms, Jerry continues on in his pursuit of happiness. He still paints, enjoys classical music and poetry by the old masters and, of course--writing.