your middle name
all of the veins in my core
your voice is a buzzing chainsaw
My deepest feelings did it slice
not a nice word
It makes me think of my past
and of what I thought I might do
if I ever, ever lost you
Pensee found in the Caulkins Handbook stresses exact syllable count and strong end words. This invented verse form was first introduced by American poet and educator, Alice Spokes. It can be found on line at Instant Poetry Forms for Kids
The Pensee is:
- a pentastich, a poem in 5 lines.
- syllabic, 2-4-7-8-8 syllables per line.