10-line Poem Challenge #10: Carpe Diem – Koala


10-line Poem Challenge #10: Carpe Diem – Koala

Photo Credit

Koala- Loveable Australia Animal

Koala, with tailless body,
and it’s large fluffy ears.
Clinging by claws
for its eucalyptus diet of leaves.
Big nose,
and popping eyes,
brown to silver-grey fur,
a true Australia icon.
Little joeys live in their mother’s pouch.

The Carpe Diem was created by Pat Simpson on August 15, 2010.

It is a Decastich written in one single stanza.
Carpe diem means “seize the day;” therefore, the subject should be anything that makes you happy.
There is no meter or rhyme requirement.
But each line has a prescribed syllabic length: 8-6-4-2-10-2-4-6-8-10



  1. Perfect Carpe Diem! I watched a recording of a writer/editor giving tips for us, and he mentioned the importance of the noun. He said with all the nouns there are in the world, we will never run out of things to say. He would be proud of your use of nouns in this poem. 🙂

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