- The Octodil is an invented
verse form that uses only even numbered syllable lines. It was created
by Viola Berg.
The Octodil is:
- a poem in 8 lines, an octastich.
- syllabic, 4-4-6-6-8-8-6-6 syllables per line.
- unrhymed and no feminine or falling end words.
My Thanks to Judi Van Gorder for the wonderful resource at PMO
My Example poem
Who Says? (Octodil)
An owl flew by
and looked into my eyes
and though I know I'd heard
him hooting in the dark of night
I'd never seen the fellow's face.
I've understood that owl's
are wise- it's true; he did
not ask me "Who?"
© Lawrencealot - April 3, 2014