Mini-monoverse Poetry

Poetry Contest
Mini-monoverse is a poetry form created by Emily Romano. Each mini-monoverse is made up of two stanzas of five three-syllable lines. The rhyme scheme is a/a/a/a/a for the first stanza, and b/b/b/b/b for the second stanza. For a double mini-monoverse just add two more stanzas. The rhyme scheme for the third stanza should be c/c/c/c/c, and for the fourth stanza d/d/d/d/d. It is desirable that the mini-monoverse tell a story, but this is not a hard and fast rule.

Example 1

The Kill by Emily Romano

Crack of dawn
On the lawn,
Timid fawn,
Lacking brawn,
Becomes pawn.

Nature's raw --
Tooth and claw,
Crushing jaw!
This I saw
Filled with awe.

Example 2

Airborne by Margaret R. Smith

Cattail fluff
Velvet stuff
Colored buff
Watch it luff
Toward the bluff

A light breeze
will appease,
lightly tease,
lift with ease
seeds like these.

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    Writers were challenged to write a mini-monoverse poem. Each mini-monoverse has two stanzas of five three-syllable lines. The rhyme scheme is a/a/a/a/a for the first stanza, and b/b/b/b/b for the second stanza. Writers can write multiple mini-monoverses if they so choose.

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