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.
THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “I, Too” by Langston Hughes: sing, laugh, kitchen, darker, well, beautiful, brother, table, how, eat, dare, say
Nothing could make her laugh or sing
And she wouldn’t eat anything
This beautiful lady so sad
Couldn’t do anything at all
Put her in the kitchen or hall
Dare her to do it or go bad
Oh brother, what shall we do now?
She’s got to be well, don’t know how
Say something funny so she’s glad
(c) ladyleemanila 2019