The following description is reposted with permission from The Poets Garret, with thanks to Sarah Rayburn.
Created by Sarah Rayburn, the novelinee is a 9 line stanza derived from the Spenserian 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.
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.
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.
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.
The following description is reposted with permission from The Poets Garret, with thanks to Divena Collins.
Typing too fast is often the cause of spelling 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.
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
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
Form: Magic 9
Take This Job and Bag It
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.
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
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. Display centered.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rhythm/Stanza Length: 9
Line/Poem Length: 9
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My thanks to Charles L. Weatherford for his years of work on the wonderful Poetrybase resource.
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.
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.”
“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 Trembling, rustling Rest Wind blown Soaking up the sun Building nourishment Falling From this Tree
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!
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!