Finger Licking Good!

He went to the shop for some bread

came back instead

with muffins four

a treat he saw.


With chocolate chips and icing,

so enticing,

cake in a cup

he ate them up.


Licking his fingers one by one

a prize he won

for cleanest hands

in all the lands.....

Todays dVerse poets prompt from Grace:

The Minute Poem is a 60 syllable verse form, one syllable for each second in a minute. The theme should be an event that is over and done completely, as in a minute. Since the dominant line is short the effect is likely humorous, whimsical or semi-serious. It was created by Verna Lee Hinegardner, once poet laureate of Arkansas.

The elements of the Minute Poem are:

1. narrative poetry. 2. a 12 line poem made up of 3 quatrains. (3 of 4-line stanzas) 3. syllabic, 8-4-4-4 8-4-4-4 8-4-4-4 (First line has 8 syllables of each stanza. Remaining lines has 4 syllables in each stanza) 4. rhymed, rhyme scheme of aabb ccdd eeff. 5. description of a finished event (preferably something done is 60 seconds). 6. is best suited to light verse, likely humorous, whimsical or semi-serious.

Here is the link: Minute Poems



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