Thursday, April 17, 2014

Octelle - Destiny's Blow

Life isn't fair to all... for that matter life isn't fair to anyone, yet we live through it, struggling through some part while rejoicing the others. 

Here's an Octelle for A to Z Challenge

Dimlit Lamps along icy streets 
Neath thundering, a shanty creaks, 
She turns on her wobbly bed 
Lying next to kids unfed, 
Options are soon running low, 
Gloom rides on destiny’s blow 
Dimlit lamps along icy streets  
Neath thundering, a shanty creaks

The Octelle, created by Emily Romano, is a poem consisting of eight lines using personification and symbolism in a telling manner. The syllable count structure for this verse is 8, 8, 7, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8, and the rhyme scheme is aa/bb/cc/aa. The first two lines and the last two lines are identical. 

::Don't Miss out on previous poetry types::
Day 1 - A for Acrostic                                        

Day 2 - B for Blitz   
Day 3 - C for CinqTroisDecaLaRhyme                    

Day 4 - D For Diamente  
Day 5 - E for Essence                                       

Day 6 - F for Florette 
Day 7 - G for Ghazal 
Day 8 - H for Haiku 
Day 9 - I for Inverted Refrain  
Day 10 - J for Joseph Star
Day 11 - K for Kyrielle 



  1. Precise and concise!

    Participant|AtoZ Challenge 2014
    Smile, it makes (y)our day!

  2. Can't explain how much I like your fiddling with words

  3. You are a storehouse of information about poetry, love coming to this blog...

  4. The despair was evident, especially in the lines where she lies next to the unfed kids. Powerful!

  5. Learned about a new style with authentic verse.I am blogging at The Other Side

  6. Very cool! New follower here. I'm stopping by from the "A to Z" challenge, and I look forward to visiting again.



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