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Light Verse

 

Occasional poetry is verse written for an occasion such as a birthday, graduation or birth. It is normally considered Light Verse but it could loosely come under the genre of an ode. We usually associate an ode with lofty purpose and expect it to be long. Occasional poetry need not be so lofty nor need it be long, but the fact is, neither does the ode. (I am sure I am going against all of the poetry pundits, but this makes sense to me.) The purpose is near the same in that both are written in honor of a particular event or person. Occasional poetry may be written in any structural pattern including some of the Ode patterns.

 

Here is an example of Occasional Poetry that could also be called a Genethliacum Ode, a poem written in honor of the birth of a child.

 

Twins! by Judi Van Gorder

 

Tiny fingers, tiny toes

angel face with button nose.

First came Charlotte, fairy bright,

next Samantha, petite delight.

Little girls who look the same

claiming hearts will be their game,

kept safe and secure when

guarded by big brother Ben.

Tiny fingers, tiny toes

babies, Mom and Daddy chose.

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