Sing Song



Sing Song

(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!


Author Notes

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.

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