Denise R. Weuve

Ink Damage and Other Permanent Stains

Day 13~Give Me a Minute and I’ll Prove You’re a Poet

Screen Shot 2014-04-04 at 10.02.07 PMWelcome to the minute poem.  A sweet concise  diddy that was introduced to me by Cathy Smith Bowers (former Poet Laurette of North Carolina).  This form has no more and no less that 60 syllables in 3, 4 lined stanzas.

It breaks down like this my Poetry Cats and Kittens:

60 syllables

8, 4, 4, 4 first stanza with rhyme scheme aabb

8, 4, 4, 4 second stanza with rhyme scheme ccdd

8, 4, 4, 4 third stanza with rhyme scheme eeff

voila. . .you minute is complete. .

Check out this excerpt from Michael Friedman’s great minute poem, which features 5 minutes..


Excerpt from "Five Minutes of Frustration", by Michael Friedman

Excerpt from “Five Minutes of Frustration”, by Michael Friedman

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