This week I thought I’d add a new aspect to the classical shadorma post. In fact I’ll be introducing a new poetry form each week to add to or use in place of the shadorma.
This week’s little one, a form of brief poetry, will be the minute poem.
The Minute Poem is rhyming verse form consisting of 12 lines of 60 syllables. The poem is formatted into 3 stanzas of 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4 syllables. The rhyme scheme is as follows: aabb, ccdd, eeff …
Green and lush is the sleeping land
Please hold my hand —
Let us see life
I’ll be your wife.
Silent scene of serenity
Calls unto us
The garden’s lush.
What is the price of happiness?
Just two not more …
So close the door.
For you first timers, a shadorma is composed of six non-rhyming lines (sestina or sextet) and the syllable pattern is 3-5-3-3-7-5. It can have as many stanzas as you like, just as long as each stanza follows the syllable pattern mentioned above . You have a week to create you poems so be patient and let the photo inspire you! Or use your own photograph or art work.
Ah! Look here …
Where the chickens live.
Brings back to my weary mind
The summers of youth.
In the meantime, if you have a little one that you’d like to tell me about, I’d be happy to read about it and use it in a future prompt.
Once you’ve written your poem, put your link on Mr. Linky and be sure to tag … Mindlovesmisery’s Menagerie and Shadorma!
Did I tell you how much I love this photo?!? It’s so sweet.
Great idea to mix up the poem forms — the minute poem is one I haven’t tried in a very long time. It’ll be fun – and challenging! — to go back to rhyming poetry again!
All the best to you —
Thanks … I agree about rhyming poetry … it’s been awhile for me too. You’re remembering a variation of this photo … but of course it’s the same garden and chickens 😉
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Ah ….. gotcha. 🙂
Still — both are great scenes. 😀
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