Septet II

Septet II
Type:  Structure, Metrical Requirement
Description:  An English syllabic form with line syllable counts of: 3, 5, 7, 9, 7, 5, 3
Origin:  England
Rhythm/Stanza Length:  7
Line/Poem Length:          7

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My thanks to Charles L. Weatherford for his years of work on the wonderful Poetrybase resource.


• Septet II is an invented form using the 7 lines of the septet and adding a syllable count to the lines. Its origin is England according to Poetry Base. 

The Septet II is:
○ stanzaic, written in any number of septets, (7 line stanzas).
○ syllabic, 3-5-7-9-7-5-3 lines.
○ unrhymed or rhyme at the discretion of the poet.

Blackberry Patch by Judi Van Gorder

along the roadway
cardboard paths wind through brambles
where locals freely come to pick sweet
berries from the prickly vines.
Purple juices stain
my fingers.

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

My example poem

It Must Have Been Something I Ate (Septet II)

let thoughts incubate,
deliberate at some length
contemplate if thinking is your strength,
then speculate and

© Lawrencealot – August 19, 2014

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Septet II

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