Just A Dribble

Bottom we see in ‘Midsummer’s Dream’

He carried a good deal of fat

If it were me I think I would scream

Can’t say fairer than that!

The DRIBBLE is a short poetic form consisting of exactly 100 letters (not 100 characters – spaces and punctuation are not counted.  Dribbles usually take the form of a quatrain with a rhyme scheme of abab.

  Any subject is acceptable, though it is normally based on a mundane or unconventional subject, but like the haiku or sonnet, some modern poets adhere only to the counting aspect of the form.  

Because of the brevity of the form, the title of a dribble is often an integral part of the poem, but its letters are not counted against the total.  

The name of the dribble is derived from the micro-fiction form known as the drabble, a story consisting of exactly 100 words.

For what it is worth, my own first attempt is given above . . .

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