Sometimes, The Wheel is on Fire

Sometimes, The Wheel is on Fire

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Don't Do the Rhyme If You Can't Do the Meter

National Novel Rhyming Month (NaNoRhyMo) is back for the fifth straight year! And by "fifth straight" I mean I skipped last year so it only happened in my head but that still counts.

Just like every year, I'll be handling this one a little differently. Instead of manipulating existing rhymes to describe novels (my favorites are probably still It (Fresh Prince) and Hunger Games (Take Me Out to the Ball Game)) or creating new rhymes for novels' titles, this year I'm going even more basic.

This year, I'm rhyming NaNoRhyMo itself:

If you're a writer who is at all rational,
Of course you'll fashion all words and your passion will
Help you to catch and haul phrases, then cash in all
Of them to gain some great fame international.
That is the hope as you live in your hovel
And craft divine sentences while you still grovel
To agents and editors, hoping they'll gobble
Up every last word, since success would be novel.
You're tired of all of this nickel-and-diming;
Your writing's superb, what you need now is timing.
Just one little nibble and then you'll be climbing
Up out of the slush. (Okay, now I'm done rhyming.
No, really. I mean it. I'm finished. I'm dunth.
I know that pretending to be Seuss is funth,
But whether your first try or your trilli-onth,
There is no good word or phrase that rhymes with month.)

Happy NaNoRhyMo, everyone!

Past NaNos:


  1. Oh, if it weren't so early, I would rhyme better, surely!

    Nice to see you posting! And no, I don't WriMo!

    1. Oh, I stopped WriMoing years ago. Now I just RhyMo.

      Nice early morning rhyme. But please, don't call me surely.

  2. This early, I can't think of anything that rhymes with month either...

    1. Whether early or late it don't matter,
      You could search till you're mad as a hatter.
      There is no rhyme for month
      Except old Mr. Grunth,
      And I made him up.

  3. Thank you for including the links. I had missed NanoRhino. Did you ever manage to raise the $50,000? Oh, and lots of things rhyme with month if you've just had a shot of Novacaine.

    1. Alas, no. Not even close. Apparently no one else cares about the plight of those wee creatures. But you've given me an idea: If I dope everyone up with Novocaine, they'll have less of a grasp on reality, and by extension, their wallets.