Poetry Forms Easily Explained - a work of Bianca with additions by kansaspoet
|There is not much information available about the person who developed this form, or when.
It has one link though - time... as it is called the minute. Sixty seconds go in a minute. Sixty syllables go into The Minute.
These sixty syllables are divided over three stanzas. Each stanza has twenty syllables.
So each stanza has the following syllable count: 8/4/4/4
The Minute has a rhyme scheme. It is not that difficult: a/a/b/b c/c/d/d e/e/f/f
(I have the idea that more experienced poets will change the rhyme scheme - as long as the rhyming is done in couplets I don't see any harm in this.)
Shadowpoetry states that the Minute has to be written in iambic meter.
Ah well... it takes longer than a minute to write, though in my opinion it is a cute form to play with.
Waiting for the bus, you and I
both a bit shy...
close by the sea.
Seven months of school, our bond grew
always, we knew
we could not miss
our love... a kiss.
Then on a winter day, we wed
our vows were said
our kids...you... me!
Poem © Bianca 2006
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