Flower Beds

And so it is our day of toil
our hands, the soil
where sweat let run
under the sun

In work, digress, settle downstream
earthbound, I dream
thoughts in dire need
desire to bleed

I tire, withdraw, let slip my mind
a place I find
to rest my head
flower the bed

The minute poem.
The rules are simple:
3 quatrains (or 4-line stanzas)
8 syllables in the first line of each stanza
4 syllables in the remaining lines of each stanza
rhyme scheme: aabb/ccdd/eeff
written in iambic meter

The term, "Garden bed," has been used by the English since at least AD 1000.

My Flower

As the rain falls
The garden calls
I see you, flower

You glisten, wet
Perky leaves set
Your petals cower

I am stilled through
just watching you
In the shower

The rhupunt:
The form can be broken down into lines or stanzas
Each line or stanza contains 3 to 5 sections
Each section has 4 syllables
All but the final section rhyme with each other
The final section of each line or stanza rhymes with the final section of the other lines or stanzas.

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Random Poetry Forms

9 thoughts on “Flower Beds

  1. Tricky! This (Rhupunt) is a Twist in my tail that I’m not quite ready to tackle! You, however obviously could twist your mind (and tail) around it with flair!! You managed both forms with grace! I enjoyed your verses today!

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    1. Thank you so much.
      I guess it’s one for the list to try later 😉

      I can’t help myself. The day I stop twisting is the day this site ceases to exist. I don’t see that happening anytime soon.


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