(A Sonnet in Minute Poem)
Just listen as birds sweetly sing.
A lovely thing,
A chirp, a peep,
So smooth, so deep!
Then choirs match their voices well.
The rhythms swell,
A lovely blend
To God they send.
My voice is not as beautiful.
It’s rather dull,
A croak, a howl,
And sometimes foul!
It’s often mistaken for monkey’s cry.
I don’t know why! But, at least I do try!
Just a bit of self-deprication humor. I’m not that bad.
Thought I’d try a Minute Poem, but added a closing couplet, making it a Sonnet. The Minute Poem is a poem that follows the “8,4,4,4” syllable count structure. It usually has 3 stanzas that are exactly the same. So: 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4 syllables.
A traditional Minute Poem has 12 lines total. It has 60 syllables. It is written in a strict iambic meter. The rhyme scheme is as follows: aabb, ccdd, eeff. With the closing couplet I added, this poem has three iambic meters. The 8 count lines are in iambic tetrameter. The 4 count lines are in iambic dimeter. The rhyming closing couplet is in iambic pentameter. By adding the closing couplet, I now have a 14 line Sonnet.
The picture is from Microsoft ClipArt. The poem origanally read “feline cry”, but when I found this picture, I changed the line.