Spring Rain …. Nove Otto (Modified)- March 30, 2016

by Georgia

rainy street_small

The birds tell me that this is spring,
With all the warmth this season brings,
New days of colours, smell the rain
That pitter pats upon the roof …
(Yes, there’s no need for further proof
Life is renewed, yet once again).
Although alone now that you’re gone,
I hear the birds and I go on …
Remembering life and not pain.

The birds tell me that this is spring,
With all the warmth this season brings ….

© G.s.k. ‘16


I came across this interesting form atJane Dougherty Writes“:  Nove Otto (Modified) is a neat rhyming form. Nine lines (nove) with eight (otto)  syllables to the line. If you can get the eight syllables into four beats it creates an attractive rhythm. Syllables on their own don’t make a rhythm as the stress within each word dictates the way the poem flows. (It’s modified because I echoed the first two lines at the end of the poem, because I liked how they sounded repeated.)

The rhyme scheme is simple: aabccbddb.


12 Responses to “Spring Rain …. Nove Otto (Modified)- March 30, 2016”

  1. Glad you hatched one—I love it! Especially the coda which is perfect.

  2. Very nice. I like the coda!

  3. technically skilful – and reads well too.

  4. Reblogged this on Bastet and Sekhmet's Library and commented:

    So sorry … I made a mistake reblogging yesterday … this is the poem dedicated to the Nove Otto.


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