So today is almost our almost halfway point through the poem a day through the month of October as part of OctPoWriMo. I appreciate very much those of you reading along and those who have liked and commented on my poems. I really have loved your feedback and appreciated the kind words.
Today’s poem prompt mentioned thoughts on being halfway through the challenge. The form suggested in the prompt (from Shadow Poetry) was a Diatelle. This form is specific in number of syllables per line as well as in rhyming pattern.
The syllable structure is:
1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 3, 2, 1
The rhyming pattern is:
a, b, b, c, b, c, c, a, c, c, b, c, b, b, a
I decided to keep with this challenge of trying out new forms, and this one certainly made me stretch. Not perfect, but fun, and isn’t that what it is all about? 🙂
Hear this vow.
While we are here
Straight ahead we will plow
Through thirty one days, show no fear!
There may be some laughter, maybe a tear.
In poetry, like life, to find joy is the way
So to these simple rules we must adhere
Say nothing ugly, not one jeer!
Some poems may not wow,
But with path clear
We can now