Charlotte Ballard


Six Minutes

Poem by Charlotte Ballard

Six minutes until the turn of the clock.
Five minutes until I must get up.
Four minutes to muse and delight myself.
Three minutes to ponder the nature of self-
Two minutes to groan that it's not enough.
One minute to let the poem sort itself.
Six minutes is for one poem full enough.


Comments about Six Minutes by Charlotte Ballard

  • Jerry Hughes (9/22/2005 2:41:00 AM)

    dear Charlotte, poetry isn't about time restrictions, it's about letting the invisible forces that take you pen, or fingers on the keyboard, to a journey of creation.(Report)Reply

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  • Alexander ShaumyanAlexander Shaumyan (8/24/2005 5:30:00 PM)

    It seems you accomplished this poem in this short length of time. Enjoyed this.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Poem Edited: Monday, November 3, 2008