The Product Poet’s poetry prompt for today is to write an Alexandrine poem about an emotion.

An Alexandrine poem has lines consisting of twelve syllables, but after the sixth syllable is a caesura (or pause). According to John Drury, the Alexandrine is the most important kind of line in French poetry.

Get a little crazy and write lines in iambic hexameter or six iambic feet. Stressed and unstressed syllables were never my forte, so just write away.

Here are some examples of the Alexandrine structure as well as poems you can reference.

Happy writing!