dVerse Poets Octelle

The Octelle, created by Emily Romano, is a poem consisting of eight lines using personification and symbolism in a telling manner. The syllable count structure for this verse is 8, 8, 7, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8, and the rhyme scheme is aa/bb/cc/aa. The first two lines and the last two lines are identical.
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Redwood National Forest

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In a forest is where I’m best

Explore around or lay in rest

Love by trees is what I crave

Trees shelter me, make me brave

Leaves surround and bring me joy

It has been true since a boy

In a forest is where I’m best

Explore around or lay in rest.

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8 thoughts on “dVerse Poets Octelle

  1. Cheryl, I understand the peace to be found there. Trees always feel like they are waiting for us and always welcome us when we make time to join them. Beautiful octelle.

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