The Mini-monoverse is a poetry form originated by Emily Romano. Each Mini-monoverse is made up of two stanzas of five three-syllable lines. They rhyme scheme is a/a/a/a/a for the first stanza and b/b/b/b/b for the second stanza. For a double Mini-monoverse just add two more stanzas. They rhyme scheme for the third stanza should be c/c/c/c/c and for the fourth stanza, d/d/d/d/d. It is desirable that the Mini-monoverse tell a story, but this is not a hard and fast rule.

How Many Times?

Foolish dolt,
On a colt,
Feels the jolt
Of a volt.

Venting wrath
In the bath,
Second swath!
Do the math.

Copyright © 2007 Emily Romano


Cattail fluff
Velvet stuff
Colored buff
Watch it luff
Toward the bluff.

A light breeze
will appease,
lightly tease,
lift with ease
seeds like these.

Copyright © 2007 Margaret R. Smith

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My example


It’s a cinch
Marshawn Lynch
shrunk an inch.
His crotch pinch
made me flinch.

Gone awry
a black eye
will apply.
A sad guy,
don’t know why.

© Lawrencealot – Dec 29, 2014

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Cethramtu Rannaigheacht Mor

The Cethramtu Rannaigheacht Mor is a relatively simple stanzaic Irish Verse Form. 

The Cethramtu Raanigheacht Mor is:
• written in any number of quatrains,
• syllabic, each line has 3 syllables.
• rhymed xaxa xbxb etc, x being unrhymed.
• written with the defining features of most Celtic poems, cywddydd (harmony of sound) and dunadh (ending the poem with the same word, phrase or line with which the poem began) 
Swinging Door by Judi Van Gorder

Open door
lets her roam,
in and out
of her home. 

Fun with toys
bright play things,
when she swings
the bell rings.

She’ll not leave
here’s hopin’,
through the door
left open.

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My thanks to Judi Van Gorder for years of work on this fine PMO resource.

My example

Looks Better – (Cethramtu Rannigheacht Mor)

White and wet
heavy snow
falling fast
cars can’t go.

Stay inside.
Read a book.
Time off work’s
what I took.

Snuggle up
with a wife
just your own;
avoid strife.

daunting chores –
out of doors.

a delight
at Christmas
‘cus it’s white.

© Lawrencealot – Nov 20, 2014

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Cethramtu Rannigheacht Mor