In the meantime, enjoy the responses I have made to other prompts.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

A Trois-par-Huit Poem.

Observations from a Classroom

This I know:
change at home’s apropos.
Our kids these days, they need assistance

to handle defeat and to build their resistance
to stay with a task and develop persistence.

They, like rubber bands pulled much too tight,
must, to alter their plight,
learn to fight.

Write a Trois-par-Huit Poem.  The poem has eight lines in totalThe poem contains three stanzas.  Two combinations are possible: 3/3/2 and 3/2/3.   The rhyme scheme is A/A/B/B/B/C/C/C.  No matter how the stanzas are divided, the rhyme scheme stays the same.  The syllable structure is 3,6,9,12,12,9,6,3.  The last line summarizes the meaning of the poem.  The poem needs to be centered!!!


  1. I really like that!

    And thanks for your fun contribution to last week's Limerick-Off!

    Madeleine Begun Kane

  2. I just dropped by to congratulate you on your Honorable Mention in last week's Limerick-Off. Great job! Limerick of the Week 48.