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My intent here is to write a poem from the prompt I give to you , the reader, in hopes that it will inspire something and get others to write with me.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Todays Prompt is finish this line with a Minute

Today we are doing the finish this line prompt. The rules are you must use this as the first line in your write. For a bit of a twist today we ask that everyone use the Minute form as well....
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.

The line is ...The moon-glow softly lit the clouds... OURS IS ....


The moon-glow softly lit the clouds
a lunar shroud
the nights beauty
for us to see

The garden where magic resides
love does abide
treasures we find
presence of mind

Here as the night glow gently sways
the magic stays
the moon glow sighs
Sun's on the rise

Many Thanks to Penny and Helena for joining in and helping us with lines and words for the past few day's worth of prompts... as always you all inspire us in ways we treasure !!



  1. This is just lovely. I love the minute form. There is a lilt to it.

  2. Tough act to follow but I'll try.

    The moon-glow softly lit the clouds
    That banked in crowds
    As herded by
    The winds on high.

    Like sheep they gathered in a mass
    As each strong pass
    Of pushing air
    Did shove them there

    The moon in serene joy so smiled
    To see them piled
    Like candyfloss
    With silver gloss

  3. Awe Penny, you just amaze me !!! Well done !!

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  5. This was not easy! lol! Found a mistake in my first post...

    Divine Afterglow

    The moon-glow softly lit the clouds
    Revealing crowds
    The cluster stars
    Both near and far

    Tree lined brilliant silken vines
    Were in align
    Spice wine to sip
    A pleasure trip

    This was divine or so it seems
    Sailing through beams
    A wee more grape
    To sweet escape

    ♥ ஆεlεɳa ~.^

  6. Well done Helena,
    I know how tough this form can be... I count and count and check it over as to how it sounds... I'm still not sure about the stressed/unstressed so I try to sing it ...LOL
    I think we all did pretty well !

  7. Well done Helena. This is a tough form I think. Not the easiest first line to follow either. Not much rhymes with clouds.

  8. yews but that is what makes it fun !!!