Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem
This is a new style created by Pat Simpson Aug 15th 2010
The carpe diem is latin meaning live for the day
So subject must be about anything that makes you happy
The style is a ten line poem with varying syllables on each line
Line 1..8syllables:Line 2..6syllables: Line 3..4syllables:Line 4..2syllables:Line 5..10syllables:
Line 6..2syllables: Line 7..4syllables: Line 8..6syllables:Line 9..8syllables:Line 10..10syllables

Pasted from
Many Thanks to Christina R Jussaume for her work on the Poetry Styles site.

The Carpe Diem is:
A poem of 10 lines.
Syllabic, with lines of 8/6/4/2/10/2/4/6/8/10
No metrical or rhyme requirement.

My Example

‘S Okay (Carpe Diem)

Today has started out okay.
My house did not burn down.
My coffee’s good
and hot.
My dog has gone outside to take a pee.
I don’t
yet think I’m nuts,
and don’t suppose I would
as long as my reality
is not at odds with simply feeling good.

© Lawrencealot – October 7, 2014

Visual Template
Note: no specific meter is mandated.

Carpe Diem