Today at DVerse, we are writing minute poems.
It is a form that was unfamiliar to me and sounded a little challenging but fun. Each minute poem contains 60 syllables, in three 20-syllable stanzas. Each stanza has 4 lines, with 8 syllables in the first line of each stanza and 4 syllables in the others. Ideally, minute poems are also written in iambic meter, with a rhyme scheme of “aabb ccdd eeff.” This one was enjoyable to write!
I hear the healing notes rise in
A wave, begin
To sing their song,
Here all along.
They have lain dormant in my soul,
I’ve played a role
In my own pain,
But let the rain
Seep into my aridity,
Helping me be