#OctPoWriMo Day Eleven Prompt: Lively

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Lively

was your living

courageous was your loving

Loving me in spite of me

I never got to say thank you

You never could say you’re welcome

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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