Poetry Forms Easily Explained - a work of Bianca with additions by kansaspoet
|The Octet is a form, recently discovered by Dr. Laura Andersson.
The Octet works in the same way as the Countdown and the Nonet, only with the difference that it counts backwards from 8 syllables to 1 syllable.
More stanza's in this form are allowed, it is also possible to reverse the Octet, starting with 1 syllable, going up to 8 - a mirrored Octet.
From the four winds, crossing the Earth,
One brought water…so much
Wind fell still, but the rain
Came down, Angels cried
For this world’s sins,
© Bianca 2006