Saturday, 14 April 2018

Marigold: Minute Poem (Letters from the Soul #13)

A vibrant, yellow marigold
Buds in threshold
A thing of joy
And pure beauty!

Surrounded by rose and jasmine,
It keeps blooming;
Sheer ecstasy
No jealousy.

Its grace lies in simplicity
No self-pity;
Nature has room
For all to bloom.

© Purba Chakraborty 

Note: This is a minute poem. The minute poem is formatted into 3 stanzas of 8,4,4,4 | 8,4,4,4| and 8,4,4,4 syllables. As the poem has 60 syllables, it is known as a minute poem. The rhyme sequence of the poem is aabb, ccdd, eeff. 


  1. Indeed it is dear, a thing of joy and pure beauty ♥️

  2. Nice poem; also I really enjoy learning about the different types of poems through your posts. Its going to make for a good anthology with a twist :)

  3. Ha! A minute poem seems like a daunting endeavour:) The last line especially resonates with me "Nature has room
    for all to bloom"
    speaks of inclusivity which I have been trying to add imagery for one of my future poems.

  4. This is lovely. i love the simplicity of the poem.
    Priya from priyreflects

  5. Learning new forms :) I love the last lines more. The entire poem brings in the meaning with such simplicity. No race, no competition, no self underestimation. Nature has room for everyone to bloom :)

  6. Well, this is quite true for real life as well. Beautifully written, yet again! :)


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