Novelinee

Novelinee

Created by Sarah Rayburn, the novelinee is a 9 line stanza derived from the Spencerian stanza but written in iambic pentameter or decasyllabic lines. If used as part of a sequence a variation of the closing line should be used as lead line for the next stanza. In the case of a closed novelinee the last stanza would end with a variation of the first line of the first stanza.

Stanza Rhyme Scheme: a. b. a. b. c. d. c..d. d.

Betrayal of Trust

From mists of Avalon she came in white 

supernova who split my heart in two 

and left untouched silence in endless night 

no skyward star to guide my passage through. 

While drinking wine I gave my love away 

for whispered promises given out of lust, 

believing hearts could breathe again today 

my dreams now lie amid unwanted dust, 

my heart shattered by betrayals of trust.

Sarah Rayburn

Novelinee Sequence

Sweet nightingale, unparalleled beauty, 

my worldly thoughts will drown in idle words, 

if I did not reflect the love I see, 

and deny love is nought but food for birds. 

I dream my arm is loosely round your waist, 

so I shall hear divinity in your song, 

and dream upon your eyes with loving haste, 

to sip from lips of wine where I belong 

and trust the sweetest breath will keep us strong.

With trust the sweetest breath to keep us strong, 

my jewel of love to whom I grant my heart, 

with words and smiles for days that seem so long, 

so fate has cast the miles to keep apart. 

In crystal vagaries we’re hand in hand, 

whilst waterfalls cascade a rhythmic beat, 

as when we kissed upon the golden sand, 

below the rugged crags in love’s retreat, 

our passion found in nature’s dancing feet. 

When passion’s found in nature’s dancing feet, 

above the greenest valleys, smile Black hills, 

with fragrant flowers dazzling eyes shall meet, 

where dragonflies commingle by the rills. 

Your heart in truth a loving paradise, 

where feelings flow and openly confess, 

in daring glances tempting looks of ice, 

for you, my love, are more than words express, 

I can’t resist your spell of loveliness. 

Sarah Rayburn

Motherland ~~~ Closed Novelinee

Across the bay where beauty waits for me,

beneath the sun-kissed mountain waterfalls,

enchanting eyes shall tame the wild and free,

my heart is bound by love as Cymru calls.

The cloudy blue of railway smoke dissolved

against the ageing roofing slates of old,

attractions mined before our time evolved,

and children chalked their words in letters bold,

when mountain streams still flowed with yellow gold.

The mountain streams that flowed with yellow gold,

and wrought the wedding bands of royal kings,

still whisper love and tales the bards oft told,

and magic echoes o’er the valleys and springs.

The land where dragons roam and wizards dwell,

where singing voices set our fathers free,

returning home my heart begins to swell,

rejoice my pride in Wales, her mystery,

across the bay her beauty stood by me. 

Sarah Rayburn

Pasted from http://thepoetsgarret.com/2009Challenge/form19.html

My thanks to Sarah Rayburn at thepoetsgarret

My Example

Electric Earth (Novelinee)

This century, the twenty-first, will change

forever attitudes that humans share.

Relationships shall surely rearrange

for we’ll have energy at last, to spare.

Our batteries will be charged by the sun

and oilfield ownership won’t mean a hoot.

The politics of greed shall come undone.

We’ll find some other reason for dispute,

but gone will be our reason to pollute.

© Lawrencealot – February 25, 2015

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Novelinee

Magic 9

Magic 9

Typing too fast is often the cause of spellimg mistakes and one day Abracadabra was typed as a b a c a d a b a and right away a poetry form appeared. As can be seen its simply a progression around the first line and with lines 2 and 8 rhyming with each other also. Here is an example.

Bewitched

Shalt not thy deprave the spell of love 
enchanted words that melts the heart 
that cast thy spells deep within thereof 
within a mystical aura of spiritual magic 
that only lovers become reminiscent of 
powers of the occult shall be of sorcery 
percieved from insight of spirits above 
inspiration within shall not ever depart 
when a bewitched spell is as worthy of

Divena Collins

Pasted from http://www.thepoetsgarret.com/2014Challenge/form11.html
http://www.thepoetsgarret.com/
My thanks to Divena Collins of thepoetsgarret.

Magic 9 Specifications restated:

A poetry form created by Divena Collins. It is:
A 9 line poem
Line-length and metrics at the discretion of the poet
Rhyme pattern: abacadaba

My example

Take This Job and Bag It (Magic 9)

Take This Job

I took a job, I was a stoop!
My college costs I had to pay.
I had to catch elephant poop
at the in-town animal show.
I used a sack upon a hoop;
if I missed a load, woe was me
I had to clean it with a scoop.
I’d never want to fall behind,
there weren’t just two, there was a troop.

© Lawrencealot – February 20, 2015

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Magic 9

Rubliw

~All~ 

(Rubliw) 

All quiet 
It seems all sad 
Bear with me tonight please 
My mind cant stop thinking wrong stuff 
Life is so complicated I feel just depressed 
Lately nothing is going right 
Rain hasn’t stopped for days 
There is no break 
At all 

Dorian Petersen Potter 
aka ladydp2000 
copyright@2014 

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Rubliw
A form developed from the Cinquain by Richard Wilbur, and is usually a message to someone, or group, or indeed mankind. It is normally iambic, starting with monometer, then dimeter, trimeter, tetrameter, and then pentameter. At this point the meter descends tetrameter, trimeter, dimeter, finally monometer. 

For Lewis Turco

Dear Lew
All hail to you,
Old formalist who through
Your Book of Forms inform the new
If you can name this bloody form, please do,
Before it disappears from view,
For you’re the man who
Might manage to.
Adieu

Richard Wilbur

Rubliw specifications
The Rubliw is:
A single stanza, 9 line, shape poem.
Metric: Completely written in iambs
Formulaic: Begins with one foot for line 1, then add a foot to each succeeding line until a pentameter line is reached, the decrease each succeeding line by a foot until then end. Syllabic-ally: 2/4/6/8/10/8/6/4/2
Rhyme is optional.
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My example
Well since we had one with no rhyme, and one with mono-rhyme, I decided to try one rhymed aabbcbbaa, with heavy internal rhyme for fun.

Arise, Please (Rubliw)

Do tell –
oh hell, go yell!
Explain the pain again
his wretched reign has plainly lain
across the gloss that now’s becoming dross.
Attain a reining in campaign
his vain domain’s profane.
Dispel the smell.
Farewell.

© Lawrencealot – January 16, 2015

Frieze

Pathways for the Poet by Viola Berg (1977) is a book for and by educators. Classic poetic forms as well as many invented forms which appear to have been invented as teaching tools or exercizes for use in workshops or classrooms are included. Some of these invented forms I have found in use in internet poetry communities, a testament to their staying power. On this page I include the metric invented forms found there in which appear to be exclusive to the community of educators from whom Ms. Berg drew her support. I have yet to find these in any other source. …. Whether classroom exercise or sharpening your skill as a writer, some of these forms can be fun to play with.

• The Frieze is a verse form that appears to be an exercise in feminine rhyme. Attributed to Olivia Freeman.

The Frieze is:
○ a poem in 9 lines.
○ metered, iambic trimeter.
○ composed with L2, L4, and L8 with feminine ending.
○ rhymed, rhyme scheme abcbacabc.

Pasted from http://www.poetrymagnumopus.com/index.php?showtopic=1199#dionol
My thanks to Judi Van Gorder for years of work on this fine PMO resource.

My example

Snowy Evening Stop  (Frieze)

I waited with my horse –
enjoyed the snowflakes falling;
he gave his bells a shake –
he wondered why the stalling.
The silent night’s sheer force
held every nerve awake,
and spirit too, of course.
Yet warmth of home was calling,
perhaps with chocolate cake.

© Lawrencealot – September 12, 2014

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Frieze

Trine

Trine
Type: Structure, Metrical Requirement, Rhyme Scheme Requirement, Isosyllabic, Simple
Description: A nine-lined rhymed poem. It is isosyllabic, and being French, goes well with Alexandrines.
Origin: French
Schematic: aabbccabc
Rhythm/Stanza Length: 9
Line/Poem Length:          9

Pasted from <http://www.poetrybase.info/forms/003/320.shtml

My thanks to Charles L. Weatherford for his years of work on the wonderful Poetrybase resource.

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The Trine is a verse form which apparently originated in France and is described at Poetry Base. Trine is Anglo-French meaning “three each” and in astronomy it is three planets 120 degrees adjacent to each other forming an equilateral triangle.

The Trine is:
• a poem in 9 lines made up of 3 rhymed couplets followed by a tercet.
• isosyllabic, (same syllable count), using the French Heroic line, the Alexandrine, would be appropriate but I don’t think it is a prerequisite. (I use 9 syllable lines in the example below.)
• rhymed, rhyme scheme a a b b c c a b c.

Trifling Trinity by Judi Van Gorder

High pitch chatter comes out of the dark,
a racing rat skitters through the park.
On his tail a dragon breathing fire 
chasing the rodent into a briar.
While up in a palm a monkey cheered
and clapped his hands thinking nothing weird.
This gay game they play I must remark,
for some is nothing to aspire,
though for this three it’s fun commandeered.

One trine in Chinese Astrology is the Rat, the Dragon and the Monkey. The Trine is also the name of a popular Video Game, although I have no idea what the theme of the game is.

Pasted from http://www.poetrymagnumopus.com/index.php?/topic/1847-trine/

My thanks to Judi Van Gorder for years of work on this fine PMO resource.

My example

Rhetorical Answers (Trine)

“If all the world is but a stage,”
I asked a wise and wizened sage,
“where will the audiences sit?”
and one more question ‘fore I quit,
as I assume you’re not adverse,
Do backwards poets write inverse?”
“Rhetorical requests engage,
and spurs one to access one’s wit,
I’ve heard some good, some bad, some worse.”

© Lawrencealot – August 26, 2014

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Trine

Punnett

Invented by: Marc Arnts, marnts@yahoo.com

“I was very briefly at Allpoetry, but am mainly associated with writing.com. I invented this form for a contest where we were asked to devise a form based upon our occupation. As a former biology teacher, the Punnett sort of invented itself. The poems themselves should be centered on the page.”

(Punnett squares are used in Biology to assess the ratio of possible genotypic outcomes when crossing traits among a species.)

The Punnett – This form is based on the ratios in a Punnett Square.
The poem must be about a biological topic, with the first line being a
part of or offspring of the last line.
The form has nine lines, with a word count of 1/2/1/2/4/2/1/2/1.
There is no rhyming structure.

Leaf

Leaf
Trembling, rustling
Rest
Wind blown
Soaking up the sun
Building nourishment
Falling
From this
Tree

Cub

Cub
Playing, learning
Sleeping
Prairie hunter
Chasing after wild game
Agile sprinter
Stalking
Tall grass
Tiger

 

My Example poem.

Birdhouse Birthday Breakfast (Punnett)

Egg
sparrow laid
in
my birdhouse
hatches just in time
to become
a
meal for
Blue-jay!

© Lawrencealot – August 18, 2014

Butterfly Cinquain

The Butterfly Cinquain isn’t a cinquain at all:it is a nonostich (9 lines)and uses the syllable count of the Crapsey Cinquain and then reverses it, therefore the misnomer.
The Butterfly Cinquain is:
○ 9 line poem.
○ syllabic, 2/4/6/8/2/8/6/4/2 syllables per line. 
unrhymed.
Thanks to Judi Van Gorder for the above.
 
 
 
My Sample poem
Plastic Trees     (Butterfly Cinquain)

Don’t like
fake plastic trees.
When one sets out to trick
the senses of someone they like
they ought
to learn to fake sincerity,
with honesty the best
the plastic should
be real.
© Lawrencealot –  November 16, 2014

 

Analogue

  • Analogue  is a metered invented form that is limited to 3 rhymes. It’s source is Rena Ferguson Parks a 20th century poet and educator.The Analogue is:
    • a poem of 9 lines.
    • metered, all lines are iambic pentameter.
    • rhymed, rhyme scheme abbaabbcc.
When I searched this was the only information available on the web, a big Thank you to PMO and Judi Van Gorder!!
Example Poem
Ladies Choice     (A double Analogue)
A group of girls without their men espy
a hotel; “Women only”,  sign proclaims.
“Hmm, let’s discover if it meets our aims?”.
The bouncer was a most attractive guy.
He told them how he hotel worked and why.
Enjoy your choice of floors to please all dames
each floor has signs instead of merely names.
The first floor sign said “men are short and plain”.
The gals just laughed then went on up again.On two the sign said “Short and handsome here”.
Not yet said one, continue to ascend.”
“Floor three has tall and plain”, one told her friend,
“We need to go on up, I think that’s clear.”
On four they saw the perfect sign appear:
“All men are tall and handsome without end!”
The girls were ready but could not pretend–
What might they miss? So they went up to five.
“Empty! You can’t please any gal alive.”

© Lawrencealot = November 26, 2013

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Amaranth poetry form

Amaranth is an invented verse form that was probably created as a teaching tool by Viola Gardner. It makes deliberate use of the 9 most common metric feet. Each line is one metric foot, the pattern changing from line to line. 
The Amaranth is:
  • 9 lines strophe. It is a stand alone poem.
  • metric, the 9 most common metric feet are used in sequence.
    L1 Spondee SS
    L2 Iamb uS
    L3 Pyrrhic uu
    L4 Dactyl Suu
    L5 Trochee Su
    L6 Amphimacer SuS
    L7 Choriamb SuuS
    L8 Anapest uuS
    L9 Amphibrach uSu
  • rhymed at the discretion of the poet, although the metric restrictions are probably enough to contend with in this verse form.On the Cross by Judi Van GorderBehold!
    I am
    without
    sinfulness.
    Blameless,
    innocent
    guileless, bereft
    pleasing God
    forever.
With sincere thanks to Judi Van Gorder  for the above from the wonderful PMO site.
My Example Poem
Psychiatry     (Amaranth)
Wisecracks
are made
in the
analyst’s
office
shedding light,
clearing the way
for a true
discourse.
© Lawrencealot – November 27, 2013
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Nove Otto

The Nove Otto poetry form was created by Scott J. Alcorn. It is a nine-lined poem with 8 syllables per line (isosyllabic). The rhyme scheme is as follows: aacbbcddc.
The presented rhyme scheme, no matter who wrote it, is a corruption of the accepted standard, it should be presented as aabccbddb.
I have asked Shadow Poetry to make the correction on rhyme scheme protocol.
Restated Specifications
A nine line poem, Syllabic, 8 syllables per line
Rhyme Scheme: aabccbddbExample Poem

Quietude

The clatter of our daily life,
type-writers, doors, or fork and knife,
are processed- usually ignored
while we contend with mundane tasks.
“Where is the quiet?” we might ask.
To find it you must leave the horde,
and the devices built by men.
Commune with nature now and then.
Assuredly, you’ll not be bored.

© Lawrencealot – May 24, 2013

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