INFORM POET – DECUAIN

Our return to the Decuain (pronounced deck•won), features a short poem made up of 10 lines.  There are 10 syllables per line, and the poem is written in iambic pentameter.  It may be written on any subject.

You may choose among 3 rhyme schemes:

ababbcbcaa,

ababbcbcbb, or

ababbcbccc

For a longer Decuain poem, add more stanzas (to double, triple, quadruple, etc.).

 

WALT’S DECUAIN:

SEIZE THIS DAY

The joys we share will fill our hearts with love.
there’s nothing like the feelings they will bring.
And in our long embrace our hearts will move,
to join together tightly as we cling.
We seize this day; to bow, give thanks and sing.
The evening fast approaches come what may,
and love becomes the most important thing.
So offer in the words you have to say,
compassion that will heal life’s undoing.
Take hold of life and feel your love growing.