Dear Mitch Albom: A Ronsardian Ode*
A reader for delight that was once me,
until I stumble
upon your words that made me clearly see
Tremble with meaning of life, death, beyond,
overflow with truth humans must respond,
touch hearts alive,
old souls revived;
your written words, I will always be fond.
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MITCH ALBOM is an internationally renowned and best-selling author, journalist, screenwriter, playwright, radio and television broadcaster and musician. His books have collectively sold more than 35 million copies worldwide; have been published in forty-nine territories and in forty-five languages around the world; and have been made into Emmy Award-winning and critically-acclaimed television movies.
Today, let’s turn our vision outward, and write fan letters. I challenge you to write a poem in the form of a fan letter to a celebrity.
The Ronsardian Ode is:
- stanzaic, written in any number of 9 line stanzas.
- syllabic, 10-4-10-4-10-10-4-4-8 syllables per line.
- rhymed, rhyme scheme ababccddc.