As part of my attempt to reconnect the threads of my adolescence and adulthood, I've written some awful kitschy quatrains in the Romantic style, the likes of which I hadn't done since high school. Obviously such things ought not be put in the public eye—they are pretty horrifying. But here's one that came out a little more interesting:

In four short lines of clumsy formal rhyme,
that scan according to an ancient scheme,
arrogant and keen, I have assigned
and turned you from a person to a dream.

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