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Printed from https://www.writing.com/main/books/entry_id/399283-Minute
by Shaara
Rated: 13+ · Book · Educational · #945530
Poetry Forms Easily Explained - a work of Bianca with additions by kansaspoet
#399283 added February 12, 2009 at 8:07am
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Minute
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.

*Gift3*These sixty syllables are divided over three stanzas. Each stanza has twenty syllables.

*Gift3* So each stanza has the following syllable count: 8/4/4/4

*Gift3* The Minute has a rhyme scheme. It is not that difficult: a/a/b/b c/c/d/d e/e/f/f

(*Gift3*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.)

*Gift3* 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.

My example:

Eternal memories...


Waiting for the bus, you and I
both a bit shy...
same destiny
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
eternally
our kids...you... me!



Poem © Bianca 2006

http://www.shadowpoetry.com/resources/wip/types.html



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