When I write of hunger, I am really writing about love and the hunger for it, and warmth and the love of it and it is all one.-- M. F. K. Fisher
Mateen is the name of a boy from Mira's preschool class. I'm in love with the name, and I'm sure he'd be proud to have had his name used in such a masterpiece!
While this is a cute whimsical poem, it isn't iambic quadrameter. There are only 4 syllables per line here, and with iambic quadramter you need 4 stressed syllables starting with an unstressed. So in all essence it would go unstressed/stressed/unstressed/stressed/unstressed/stressed/unstressed/stressedA good example of iambic quadrameter is Anne Bradstreet's "Verses Upon the Burning of Our House" which you can find freely online for you to explore.I would place this poem more in a limerick than a structured form.
Luna is right; it is not quadrameter, but I enjoyed it. I am not a poet, but I have two sons, 10 and 8, and I write. Good luck to you. CJ
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