Minimalist Twist

April’s final poetry month prompt is to write a minimalist poem and I have selected to write a Tyburn poem as it has a fairly compact structure. This is a six line poem consisting of 2, 2, 2, 2, 9, 9 syllables.

The first four lines rhyme and are all descriptive words. The last two lines rhyme and incorporate the first, second, third, and fourth lines as the 5th through 8th syllables.






When we truly listen frissons start

Altruistic missions glisten hearts

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16 thoughts on “Minimalist Twist

  1. Wow!!!! Loved the words and awesome pic — thank you for holding our hand and taking us through this month of poetry. i just posted a poem about a talking Peacock. 🙂 Don’t know if it will make sense to you though because there is a cultural context to it – In India we believe (at least we were told as kids) that peacocks start dancing when they see rain clouds. 🙂

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  2. Loved it, Sam. The tyburn is a challenging form, compact with a demanding rhyme scheme and the words from the first 4 lines plugged into a very specific place in the closing lines. You nailed it! What’s next for you, now that poetry month is over? 🙂

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