Jul 28, 2011

Nove Otto

The Nove Otto is an invented form, created by Scott J. Alcorn. I have very little to show for my research of this form, other than it consists of nine lines with eight syllables per line and a rhyme scheme of aacbbcddc. Even researching the creator of this form turned up very little. Mr. Alcorn also created the Tredici Sonnet and there is a website for an artist named Scott Alcorn who may, or may not, be the same person.

Schematic:
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xxxxxxxb
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xxxxxxxc
xxxxxxxd
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This was a little easier to write than I thought it would be, mainly because of the eight syllable lines.



The Poet’s Dream

If I’d a window into Dream
To gaze on things as yet unseen –
Infinite imagination.
To witness deeds as yet undone
And follow pathways yet unwon
No end to my exploration.
My words would capture things unknown,
Things only seen when I’m alone –
Poetry’s illumination.

2 comments:

Tara Tyler said...

great use of the form. i like it!

Fida I said...

I love the poem... I'll give the form a try.