Reena’s Xploration Challenge #172 – Components of Time

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Home” by William Stafford: father, star, light, tragedy, faces, front, door, came, near, locks, own, believe

What are the components of time?

High and down time

Every second

Time to reckon

How far or near tragedy comes

Own front door drums

Believe or not

We face or fraught

Star light star bright in sky

No need to cry

Father is here

He’s such a dear*

(c) ladyleemanila 2021

  • The Minute Poem is rhyming verse form consisting of 12 lines of 60 syllables written in strict iambic meter. The poem is formatted into 3 stanzas of 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4 syllables. The rhyme scheme is as follows: aabb, ccdd, eeff

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7 responses

  1. Reena’s Xploration Challenge #173 – Reena Saxena
  2. utahan15

    hours and days have their ways

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    1. ladyleemanila

      that’s true, utahan 🙂


      1. utahan15

        btw it s just john at war with son tom. now you have a kick ass day.

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  3. Reena Saxena

    Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:
    A Minute Poem … Lady Lee

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  4. Reena Saxena

    Good format, and an insightful poem!

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    1. ladyleemanila

      thank you, Reena 🙂

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