#OctPoWriMo – Day 21 – Octain Poetry Form – NetWork


#OctPoWriMo – Day 21 – Octain Poetry Form – NetWork

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October Poetry Writing Month #OctPoWriMo!

Theme for 2018 is a one lined quote that gives me inspiration for writing a  poem – These quotes are copied from Goodreads.com – tag poetry.

“The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things.” ― Rainer Maria Rilke

Net Working

poetry, writing
Meeting and making friends
while reading and commenting
all around the world uniting.
Energising weekends,
it’s amazing
that’s WordPress.

Octain Poetry Form is an invented verse form begins and ends the poem with the same word. It was created by Lillian Mathilda Svenson.

The defining features of the Octain are: an Octastich – a poem in 8 lines.
syllabic, 2/4/6/8/8/6/4/3 syllables per line.
Not a typo, the last line takes 3 syllables but the last word must be the same as the first.
rhymed or unrhymed.

If it is rhymed the rhyme scheme is AbcdbcdA. In the rhyme scheme AbcdbcdA, the capital A indicates a word refrain.

Copyright © 2018 Elsie Hagley


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