32. Novelinee

First of all, it has a cute name. Novelinee. Tee hee.

The novelinee is a nine-line single stanza that may be written in iambic pentameter, or at least in decasyllabic lines (ten syllables). It follows the rhyme scheme ABABCDCDD.

The novelinee may be part of a series, but there are certain structural rules that must be followed in doing so. We’ll be discussing this in the next post.

Will you carry me to paradise bliss,
Where the sun does not sink only to rise,
Where the moon and its sun die and then kiss?
Perhaps not. Such desires do not seem wise.
A wish—merely so—that cannot come true,
Such is the senseless yearning of a boy—
And what is it I am supposed to do,
A boy with hopes of this mirth and this joy?
Such wishing would this world only destroy.

If you’re doing a novelinee, make sure to send us a link to your post!

This is in response to the One Single Impression prompt: Fool’s Paradise.


21 thoughts on “32. Novelinee

  1. iambic pentameter and other structured rules make me so confused …

    Once I have a better understanding … I slowly I venture out … thank you for sharing … I may try my “hand” at this …

    • You’re not alone. These conventions used to confuse me a lot, too. Now that you mentioned it, maybe I should allot a post on meters; that’ll help a lot of people out, I’m sure.

      Thanks for reading. :)

  2. I had never heard of the novelinee until I read your post. Thank you for explaining this poetic form, and for sharing your lyrical, heartfelt poem. I look forward to reading more of your work.

  3. notice that you won the perfect poet award for poets rally week 57, welcome take it,

    outstanding poetry along the way, truly enjoyed your lasting support.

    keep rocking.


  4. Pingback: 42. Novelinee Sequence « Poeformology

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