The Nove Otto poetry form was created by Scott J. Alcorn. It is a nine-lined poem with
8 syllables per line (isosyllabic). The rhyme scheme is as follows: aacbbcddc.
Three a.m. and yet still awake.
Mournful call sounds from the canebrake—
South Lou'siana’s black night steams.
The rocking chair creaks hollowly,
on the slat porch- it drums dully.
Chemical plants glowing lights gleam,
creating soft worlds all their own.
The cane whispers its eerie drone,
as night waits her impending dream.
Copyright © 2006 Scott J. Alcorn
The soft flickering flame entreats.
Candle burns slow- its fragrance sweet.
Bare Terra cotta walls close in,
stifling in the late evening…
A careless moth tempts fate-dancing—
The scotch and I… alone again.
Soft Caribbean nights call me.
Dark, unknown waves roll from the sea—
The moth’s last flight- hovers and spins…
Copyright © Scott J. Alcorn