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Poetry Forms Easily Explained - a work of Bianca with additions by kansaspoet
#459075 added February 1, 2008 at 5:46pm
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Octet
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.

Example:

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,
Soaking grounds…
Praying
Why?



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