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 Kay
Jesi Kay, poet and aspiring novelist, was born in the Texas panhandle where wide skies, lazy summer days, and rolling thunderstorms sparked her imagination and left lasting memories in her blood. An early reader, poetry and mythology were her passions. So much so that when she was ten years old her step-father gave her his college mythology textbooks to read, which were full of classic poetry and more than enough tales to fill her romantic and inquisitive nature. Jesi loves reading, art, going to the theater, the romanticism of the Victorian era (but not the missing conveniences of indoor plumbing and central air conditioning), running when the heat and humidity cooperate, and cold weather so she can wear her favorite boots and knitwear. Also, she still has those college mythology textbooks, a little worse for wear over time but still intact and telling their stories to her. Jesi is a contributor at The Well Tempered Bards blog and at www.octpowrimo.com.

6 Replies to “We’re at the Halfway Point-Perfect!

    1. You know what, Cindy? I had this really great response written and apparently, the computer spazzed and ate it. Sorry. 🙂
      Glad you liked the poems, and I love challenges, though this one nearly stumped me. Really thought I wouldn’t be able to do it. Loved yours, too!

    1. LOL!
      I took one look at it and thought there was no way I could do that. And therein was my undoing. It is a challenge after all. And thanks so much. It turned out better than I thought and wasn’t as hard. And my head is still on my shoulders. 😉

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