Dribble Verse #1: Her Crowning Glory


WHB: Pen & Crayon – 2021

Continuing my, for fun, experimentations with newer verse forms, her is my first attempt at DRIBBLE VERSE.

The dribble is a brief poem consisting of exactly 100 letters (not 100 characters—spaces and punctuation are not counted).  Dribbles most often take the form of a quatrain that turns on a single rhyme and usually provide a humorous observation on a mundane or unconventional subject, but like the haiku or sonnet, some modern poets adhere only to the counting aspect of the form  . . . The name of the dribble is derived from the micro-fiction form known as the drabble, a story consisting of exactly 100 words. Rhyme scheme: abab
From:  https://poetscollective.org/poetryforms/dribble/

Dribble # 1: Her Crowning Glory

I tell of a lady, sweetly fair, (23)
tall and stout, in fact quite big. (26)
Her crowning glory was her hair, (26)
But looked at close it was a wig. (25)

[ The numbers in brackets represent the number of letters in each line -totalling 100 ]

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