Today’s The Product Poet Poetry Prompt is to write an octave, an eight line stanza, about a literal or literary path you take in life.

For background, an octave typically serves as the first eight lines of an Italian sonnet and there are several different rhyming schemes.

A common scheme might me ababcdcd, yet I prefer the Ottava rima scheme (abababcc), which was a April 2013 prompt for National Poetry Writing Month.

Here is a link to my Ottava rima titled Within The Union. Happy writing!