a crystal sea
Can the ocean be contained?
I’ve never seen waters so calm
Waters that could quell any storm
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.