Romance Poetry posted August 2, 2018

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A Minute Poem

September Love

by June Sargent

The warmth of summer faded fast,
as winds blew past
leaves drifted down
without a sound

Though sun no longer shines as bright,
in filtered light
one bloom stands out
without a doubt

Enduring like the marigold,
our love stayed bold -
through time and test
our life was blessed 

Minute contest entry


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.
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