Invented by Sherman Ripley. It consists of 7 lines in pentameter, predominately iambic, with two stanzas, rhyming abba cbc. It is, essentially, half of a sonnet.
Write a Sonnette
Let’s write one-half a sonnet here and now.
We’ll use Iambs, and five of them per line.
although if you choose, trochees would be fine.
One-half a sonnet? Here I’ll show you how.
One quatrain followed by a sestet works.
A sonnet built with training wheels- divine.
A sonnet sans the benefits and perks.
© Lawrencealot – Oct. 20, 2012