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.