Octet Poetry Form

• Octet is an invented form introduced by Dr. Laura Andersson. It is simply a diminishing octave.

• The Octet is:
○ an octastich, a poem in 8 lines.
○ syllabic, 8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 syllables per line.
○ unrhymed.
○ variable and can be written as a mirror or can be reversed.

Pasted from http://www.poetrymagnumopus.com/index.php?showtopic=2842#octet
My thanks to Judi Van Gorder for years of work on this fine PMO resource.

 

 

My example

 

BCS Inaugral Season (Form:Octet)

BCS Inaugral Season 

I’ve been waiting for tomorrow

and tomorrow’s almost here.

Tomorrow the college

B C S football

playoffs begin!

Rest assured

no bet’s

safe.

 

© Lawrencealot – Dec 31, 2014

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