Thursday, May 01, 2008

The Pain Only Lasts a Minute

This is the first of many verse.
They will get worse
before I'm through.
What can I do?

While this one is awfully bad,
I know you're glad
to see me write.
But don't take fright,

for you won't hear me whine and cry,
I've said good bye
to my writer's block
so don't you mock.

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Minute Poetry - The Minute Poem is rhyming verse form consisting of 12 lines of 60 syllables written in strict
iambic meter. 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


  1. I could never get the hang of the construction of poetry. Glad your block is getting chipped away.

  2. Tom - I think this poem will make your ears bleed (so will all of the others I'll be spewing forth.)

  3. I like poetry, but it's hard to stick to the rigid rules. I like it better when I just rhyme the second and fourth lines per stanza with so many syllables. It's too hard otherwise. :)

  4. Glad the block is gone. For poetry I really need to hear the calling of my use.

  5. Hi Nessa, I've been away from these pages for a long time so it was interesting to hear you had a writer's block and glad you don't have it anymore.

    You know our little blogging fraternity seems to have's like I've lost an online family.

  6. Poetry is too hsard to write but fun to read. I enjoyed yours.

  7. I came in search of your ABC photos. Still hunting, are you?

  8. Goodness ME! Tooooooo many rules! Can't we just Haiku instead? (great job!)