With generosity of time and care He teaches her about the things he knows. Such as a couplet is a rhyming pair And how a sonnet ought to be composed. Pentameter iambic is the key With accents, syllables and scansion too. It seems a huge and baffling mystery But bit by bit he gives a hint. A clue. “It helps to tap your fingers on the desk To count the syllables and hear the beat. For some this seems bizarre and quite grotesque But listen hard and count along. It’s sweet!” A teacher true who cares for flawless rhyme I thank you friend for giving me your time.