#OctPoWriMo 2016 Day Eight Prompt: Porous

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Porous

was my beating

heart that could never see truth

the truth was that you didn’t love

the truth was that you hated me

 

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.
  • unrhymed.
  • titled
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