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 Category:  General Poetry
  Posted: June 5, 2016      Views: 472
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I am recently retired and reside in the most beautiful area of Virginia--the Shenandoah Valley. I find beauty and inspiration in the mountains every day--it is one of my most faithful muses.

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Chapter 29 of the book 2016
Potlatch 4 June 16--Octogram
"The Grecian Seas" by mountainwriter49
The Grecian Seas

A Modified Octogram

I think of when we set sail for
the Grecian seas
in search of Helicon’s steep shore.
Twas there we’d see
where Pegasus once struck the rocks
and water sprang forth so that flocks
of muses could find sweet esprit.
The Grecian seas
once lapped upon my thoughts and oars
while seeking quay
to berth my sailboat and go forth
where muse might be.
I found her by the Hippocrene
and joined her for a sip, serene.
And now I write with greatest ease
by Grecian seas.

5 June 2016..........................................................


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Author Notes
Octogram consisting of two 8-line stanzas with a syllable count of 8-4-8-4-8-8-8-4. The rhyme pattern is aBabccbB abaabddbB, with B being the repeating line. The poem is written in iambic meter. This poetic form was created by fellow FanStorian Sally Yocum. I must confess, and in the spirit of our Site's foremost poet, Brooke (adewpearl), I have modified the last line ever so slightly. May the Octogram gods and Sally forgive me for my indiscretions... :-)

This week's, 4 June 2016, Potlatch challenge. Write an octogram with a theme relating to memories.

Guay: pronounced quee, an outcropping of land, or dock, upon which to berth a boat.
Helicon: A reference to Mt. Helicon in Greece were the Hippocrene fountain is located.
Hippocrene (HIPP o CRENE), the mythical fountain on Mt. Helicon, sacred to the muses, believed to be a source of poetic inspiration.

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