Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Day 28 - “Pensee Poem” for #NationalPoetryMonth and "30 pomes in 30 days"



OK, friends, "National Poetry Month" is almost over for 2015. Here is one that is really quite simple and can be lots of fun. This was a favorite form that I used when I taught school. It was amazing to me what the students came up with.


This form is called a “Pensee Poem” – it is a five-line, structured poem that does not rhyme. Each line has a specific number of syllables. 

The thing to watch out for is to follow the pattern, including WHAT should be expressed on each line, using a SPECIFIC number of syllables ~                             


Line
Pattern
Example
Line 1
Subject (2 syllables)                   
Newborn
Line 2
Description (4 syllables)                    
Precious and sweet
Line 3
Action (7 syllables)                      
Sleeps peacefully in my arms
Line 4
Setting (8 syllables)               
How do you like the world so far?
Line 5
Final thought (6 syllables)             
I wish you could tell me



Freedom
Our liberties
Granted unto us by God
Outlined in our Constitution 
Thank-you Founding Fathers        
      © 2014 ~ Stephanie Abney


Well, this is just an example, but you get the idea. So, go ahead and try several ~ perhaps one about an animal, another about your favorite foods, or time of year (holiday/season), an event, an emotion, something in nature. What comes to mind?

Feel free to post your poem in the comments – or if you’d rather not – at least make a comment and let us know that you did try this type of poem and how it went for you. Cheers!!!

So, here's another one:


Newborn
Precious and sweet
Sleeps peacefully in my arms
How do you like the world so far?
I wish you could tell me.

                 Stephanie Abney ~   © 2014 





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And if you choose to post your poems on your own blog – that’s awesome. But please don’t just copy and paste my daily instructions, but rather post your poem and LINK BACK TO THIS BLOG POST for others to read the instructions. Thanks for respecting my work.

7 comments:

Vicki said...

Talents
Gift from our God
To share with those around us
And make a difference in lives
We thank Him for each gift

Heidi Murphy said...

Okay. I'm back on track. Here's my pensee poem:
http://murph4slaw.blogspot.com/2015/04/heres-second-poem-of-day-pensee-poem.html

Andilyn Jenkins said...

(I'm having a good mom day)

Mommy
Infallible
Tackles the impossible
vanquishing laundry, hunger, frowns.
A boy's superhero.

Joyce P Smith said...

Steph’nie
Valiant and true
Tries to get a poem from you
Day after day reminders sent
Yes that’s our Stephanie!

mandy said...

Music
A gift from God
Fills my soul with His sweet love
Anywhere I can hear sweet sounds
Precious gift from above

Mandy Leavitt

Stephanie Abney said...

These are all great!! So happy you are participating!

Deborah said...

Wow! These poems are fantastic!
Here's mine:
Our world
Azure jewel
Spins fitfully in orbit
It's broken nature evident.
When will love and peace heal?