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Mordecai and Haman

A prince of Persia, said out loud…
Pompous and proud
“You bow to me…
So all can see.”

A faithful man would not concede
“I’d rather bleed…
And feel your hate
When you berate.”

To Jehovah God I will call
To Him I fall
And bend my knee
In loyalty.”

A minuet poem syllables of 8,4,4,4

Based on the Bible book of Esther

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Structured: Western
Review Request (Intensity): 
I want the raw truth, feel free to knock me on my back
Review Request (Direction): 
What did you think of my title?
How was my language use?
What did you think of the rhythm or pattern or pacing?
How does this theme appeal to you?
How was the beginning/ending of the poem?
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Hope your all o.k, I don't know how to do a blog. Lol Scatterbrain or what!. Sorry I haven't been hear lately.

I won't be able to reply to anyone until Monday-ish. Grandchildren sitting. Lol

Love to you all.

Mand xxxxxx

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To blog, go to tools, then scroll down to submit content. This will then list 3 types content one of which is blog.Now, a minuet poem.......another form in the long list of types I'd not heard of lol. Now to clarify must the lines rhyme and if so need it be a particular pattern? See, expose me to something new and it only leads to questions. I like the form and poem..............stan

Thank you for the info on the blog - very helpful.

Now to answer your question.

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

(12 lines, 60 syllables) or two minutes (24 lines, 120 syllables) or three minutes (36 lines, 180 syllables)
Counting time a minute is 60 seconds or in poetry, a minute is 60 syllables.

Hope that's of help - now give it a go! Lol

Love Mand xxxxx

Love Mand xxxxx

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Soo good to see you! It's the first time I've attempted a minuet poem - but I enjoyed the challenge. I look forward to reading your minuet poem - and I hope others try it as well.

Esther is well worth reading - full of action, courage and Intrigue, the Jews, at this time of year, still celebrate the festival of Purim. ( Haman attempted to annialate all the Jews, but the tables turned on Haman and his mercinaries and the Jews escaped destruction )

In modern times the Jews eat cookies, filled with apricot, chocolate, etc. in rememberance ot that day. I quite fancy one myself, they sound delicious.

Thanks for reading and commenting Seren.

Love Mand xxxxxxx

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I hope your o.k. I hope life isn't to hectic for you!!

Really, really good to hear from you.

I've gone on to writing poems from the Bible - It requires alot of research, but it's so interesting.

Thanks for reading and commenting Shirl.

Love Mand xxxxxxx

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Interesting poem, also the subject matter is something I'm very interested in. Thanx for sharing


There is so much to be learned from the Bible - Solomon said "There is nothing new under the sun". Past or present human nature is much the same so we can learn from past experiences.

Thanks my friend

Love Mand xxxxxx

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