#OctPoWriMo – Day 16 – Sonnetina Uno – What is Time


#OctPoWriMo – Day 16 – Sonnetina Uno – What is Time

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October Poetry Writing Month #OctPoWriMo

Theme for 2018 is a one lined quote that gives me inspiration for writing a Poem – These quotes are copied from Goodreads.com – tag poetry.

“Five minutes are enough to dream a whole life, that is how relative time is.” ― Mario Benedetti

What is time

With time it’s either gone or still coming
It’s the past, present, through to the future
Just stop a minute and think about it
the last minute has already passed by
this minute has nearly already gone
the next minute is here, now it is gone.
Now five minutes have passed by, wasted time
as I have been thinking what else to write
another sixty seconds have gone by.
So with time we mostly are in the past. 

Author note: Just my thoughts about time, no wonder we age so soon, life is passing us by, our time is mostly past, because we never know if there is the future of time for us, (another day).

Sonnetina Uno is:

  • A decastich (10-line poem) written in one single stanza.
  • It is unrhymed and written in iambic pentameter.
  • In other words, it is written in blank verse.

Iambic pentameter is when there are ten syllables in a line. The first syllable will be unstressed, the second will be stressed, and then the pattern will repeat.

What is the difference between blank verse and free verse? The difference is in the structure.

Both blank verse and free verse are free from rhyme scheme. But, whereas blank verse does have a consistent meter, usually iambic pentameter, that creates a du-DUM rhythm effect, free verse is free from both meter and rhyme. It is free from the limitations of verse poetry.

Copyright © 2018 Elsie Hagley



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