Dribble

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.  Because of the brevity of the form, the title of a dribble is often an integral part of the poem (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.

Example Poem

I Like to Write Classy Erotica, But…

I’m partial to the use of rhyme
and often want to use the word “want”
( in fact most of the time )
and up pops the unclassy word “c**t”.

© Lawrencealot – April 15, 2012

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