Friday, April 15, 2016

Day 15 ~ “Octopoem” for #NationalPoetryMonth “30 Poems in 30 Days”

Today let’s try a fun little poem that has 8 lines. It’s called an “Octopoem.”
It looks pretty forthright: 

Pick a topic of your choice and describe it in EIGHT lines. Each line can be as long as you choose and do not need to rhyme or anything of that nature. It seems to be best suited to describe a person, but you can get creative and describe a pet or even an object, etc.). Have fun!!

HOWEVER, the only thing you DO need to follow is the order of the descriptions you use for each of the 8 lines about your poem.

An octopoem has 8 lines describing the topic (or pet or person, whatever):

line 1: color
line 2: season
line 3: place
line 4: weather
line 5: clothing
line 6: furniture
line 7: TV show
line 8: food

Here’s one I wrote last year ~

My Grandson, My Friend
His favorite color is green.
He is a breath of fresh Spring air.
He loves to be wherever I am.
We love to play in the rain.
If it's green, it's clean and ready to wear.
When I can't find him he's usually hiding behind a chair.
If “Wild Kratts” is on, we are good to go.
He likes to eat everything as long as it is a peanut butter sandwich.

      © 2015 Stephanie Abney

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Kaci Carlson said...

Love this! Such a sweet poem about our sweet little guy! Nicely done "Gamma"!!

Vicki said...

Okay. I decided to have fun with this today.


My Octopoem Octopus

My friend likes to change color a lot
He doesn't care what season it is
His home is down deep in the ocean
If it's stormy, he's not happy
He doesn't wear any clothes
His couch is the kelp on the ocean floor
He'd love to watch Sponge-Bob, if he had a TV
He'll eat anything he can fit in his beak

Peggy Barker said...

Today is my son's birthday so I just wrote this poem for him...

When I think of Eric, I see the color of blue of his eyes.
He was born in the Spring when everything blooms.
Flint, Michigan, was his birthplace.
The sun was shining bright at 6:49am.
When they placed him in a blanket, tight
He looked so cute bundled under the light
No time to watch the morning news, this early Sunday morn
For Eric needs his tummy filled with milk as soon as he was born.

Heidi Murphy said...

Please go here to read my octopoem:
And thank you for finding all these poetic forms for us, Stephanie. They're fun.