IN-FORM POET: 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.

Marie’s Nove Otto:

Second Thoughts

I thought our connection was blessed;
and would have sworn to it, if pressed.
A line in the sand had been drawn,
To which I had turned a blind eye
‘til forced to return your goodbye.
Collecting my things, I moved on.
I thought our connection was strong;
Believed I was where I belong.
You took a glance back. I was gone.

 

 

Walt’s Nove Otto:

SHE DRAWS WHAT MY MIND ENVISIONS

She draws what my mind envisions,
from draft through many revisions
translating with sketch pad and pen.
Her artistry draws me to see
her wonder as written by me;
my muse is excited again.
Collaborative creation,
our kinship in celebration.
The poet, the artist; the friends.