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.

36 thoughts on “INFORM POET – STORNELLO

  1. ALTERED PERSPECTIVE

    As autumn leaves proceed to tumble to ground,
    I wonder if any of them look around
    at the landscape they’ve watched, before they are downed.

    They fall from the heights with a chromatic flair,
    but when they come to rest, I’d bet they weep there,
    for naught can compare to the view from the air.

  2. It’s wet and windy down this way. Sally decided to shake and shimmy, then visit us for a couple days. I guess there is a price to pay for living in Paradise. haha

    Sally

    For people in Louisiana we prayed
    While we in the Florida Panhandle stayed
    Now we’re praying for Sally to go away

  3. REMEMBERING THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER

    “Buckety-buckety,” Alex used to say
    when he’d beat some folks at a game of croquet,
    thus discouraging them from wanting to play.

    Woollcott drove their balls far, leaving them aghast
    even as he chortled his buckety blast
    while looking like a blimp at a mooring mast.

    Harpo Marx used to like to tell that fable
    about his old friend, who could be unstable
    but was king at the Algonquin Round Table.

  4. A Shakespearean Romance

    By starlight, by moonbeam, blindly, I sought
    a true love, Romeo, Benedick, I thought
    but all my seeking, all my hope, came to naught.

    And then by chance, by kindly luck, a blind date
    a Romeo, a Benedick, not my fate.
    Ah, but you, my love, the perfect surrogate.

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