Written for: dVerse Poets Pub, Octain Refrain
In December of 2010, Luke invented a form called the Octain, full name Octain Refrain. I recall enjoying working with the rhyme and meter and the results it gave me.
Here’s how it works.
It comprises eight lines:
two tercets and a couplet,
eight syllables per line or iambic tetrameter, your choice,
first line is a refrain, repeated as the last (some variation acceptable).
A = refrain line.
c/c refers to line five having internal rhyme which is different to the a- and b-rhymes. The midline rhyme does not have to fall exactly in the middle of the line
Exotic couple on dance floor
exhibiting risque tango.
If I tried, what a fiasco
that would be. Where’s the exit door?
I do admire that dance of fire–
the fluid moves that seem to lure
Watch them spin a grand fandango
exotic couple on dance floor