OctPoWriMo,  Poetry

We’re at the Halfway Point-Perfect!

I woke up exactly at 4 am this morning. No idea why, either but I’m in the best mood. I know, incredible. Who does that? Me, apparently. Anyway, I discovered my next poetry challenge waiting for me in my email: the halfway point. We’re there. Today marks fifteen days of poems and poetry. It also coincides with National Grouch day but I think we can overlook that, though I do wish Oscar and all the grouches out there a very unhappy Grouch day. The bouquet of trash is from me (thought you’d want to know as I forgot to send a card).

Today’s challenge: write about where we are, how we feel, where we want to take it (our poetry). There was a suggested poetry form, the Diatelle. This has a specifice rhyming pattern as well as syllable pattern. It looks like this:

Syllable Pattern:   1   2   3   4   6   8   10   12   10   8   6   4   3   2   1

Rhyming Pattern:   a   b   b   c   b   c   c   a   c   c   b   c   b   b   a

It was a very good challenge. I was so excited to try it. I don’t think it is my best but I had fun working on it and I think that’s what counts. I also have my Day 6 poem, which also had a specific poetic form to use, Naani. Click on the word to find out more about it. It is a four line poem with about 20-25 syllables. Short and sweet. Again, not my best, but fun giving a try. Enjoy!

xo Jesi


The Challenge

By Jessica Scott


About there

Not a care

So far, so good.

The challenge thrown; the dare

Accepted and so much fun you’d

Think it was criminal, then read you should

Our written words; some make you laugh, some are discussed,

But to inspire you is what we would

Like to accomplish, then you could

Join us and add your flair,

Be understood,

Show you care,

And share




By Jessica Scott


Perfection exists

In perception only

A truth relevant

To one’s ideas.

Jesi Scott is an aspiring writer of novels, a poet, and blogger. She has guest-blogged over at The Well-Tempered Bards, and has a post featured at For Love Of…. Jesi has two poems published in Memories of Mist, a literary anthology, and one published story in a newsletter. She is currently working on releasing her first poetry collection as well as writing her first novel. When not writing, Jesi can be found getting lost in bookstores, singing and dancing around the house, experiencing culture with friends, and generally having fun with her four sons when they aren’t driving her weeping into her closet, which she calls her Padded Cell. She loves to rescue stray bookmarks, as well as books, and has opened her heart to any and all stories needing a home. Archery is her current favorite thing ever but you might want to stand back a little as she still has a tendency to drop the bow occasionally.


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