he Minute Poem is rhyming verse form consisting of 12 lines of 60 syllables written in strict
iambic meter. The poem is formatted into 3 stanzas of 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4 syllables.
The rhyme scheme is as follows: aabb, ccdd, eeff
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.
My thought, my dear, was that tonight
I'd do it right.
No more wham bam,
Then kiss and scram.
I slid real close, and loved the fit,
hand on your tit.
It was a dream
until the scream.
Your mom fled from the rented room.
I'd be in it
In a minute.
(c) Lawrencealot - February 9, 2012