Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Day 2 ~ Pensee Food Poem for #NationalPoetryMonth and "30 poems in 30 days"

I really love this poetry form. If you have been participating for a while you will probably recognize it but today, let’s switch it up a bit and make it very specific.

You may follow the pattern in the box below to write about any subject you choose and I hope you use it often, BUT TODAY let’s only write about FOOD!!!

The “Pensee Poem” is a five-line, structured poem that does not rhyme, HOWEVER, each line has a specific number of syllables. “Pensee” is a French word that means “a reflection or thought.”

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 ~      

So if you wanted to write about strawberries - you could only call them "berries" on the first line because you can only use TWO syllables.                                  

                                                                                        (I updated an old poem for my example)

Line 1
Subject (2 syllables)         [FOOD]
Ice cream
Line 2
Description (4 syllables)      
Cold, smooth and sweet
Line 3
Action (7 syllables)                       
Makes it way to my tummy
Line 4
Setting (8 syllables)                
At the end of a trying day
Line 5
Final thought (6 syllables)             
All is right with the world.

Ice cream

Cold, smooth and sweet

Makes its way to my tummy

At the end of a trying day

All is right with the world

      © 2019 Stephanie Abney


So delicious

Satisfy my sweet cravings

When my resolve is getting weak

I get out the big knife

      © 2019 Stephanie Abney

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Ice cream photo: Pixabay image by Aline Ponce
Mango photo: Pixabay image by Yasser Al-Mulqi 


Connie Cockrell said...

Today's Pensee on Food.

Food of the Gods.
Each bite fills my mouth with joy.
No matter the sauce, at my seat,
It brings comfort and warmth.

Heidi L. Murphy said...

Okay. Mine are here:
Have a lovely day!

Stephanie Abney said...

Great poems, ladies!! Thanks!