INFORM POET – STORNELLO

  • The stornello is an Italian tercet (or 3-line stanza) form
  • with 11 syllables per line
  • and an aaa end rhyme.

Note: There is a variant version of the stornello in which the first line of each tercet is shorter than 11 syllables, but it retains the same rhyme scheme while holding 11 syllables in both lines two and three.

WALT’S ATTEMPT AT STORNELLO:

 

DOUBLE-O HEAVEN, by Walter J Wojtanik

 

I wander around through life, a vagabond,

searching for the one true love, I’m rather fond.

Until my shy eye spies you, like I’m James Bond.