I burn my matches at both ends,
They're kinda hard to handle.
But ah, my friends, and oh, my foes,
I can't afford a candle. (Anon.)
That is a verse of poetry -- right?
Wrong -- it is a stanza, a stave, or even a strophe, but not a verse.
Word Ways: Vol. 13
, Article 7.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol13/iss3/7