craving life (nove otto/acrostic)

by Mr. Darcy   Feb 7, 2021


Calm Serengeti waterhole
Returns its zebra and their foals.
On liquid edge she quenches life,
Collective nerves haunting her mind. . .
On riverbed he takes his time
Demanding dark ancestral rights.
Inching closer his eyes now grow,
Lashing, thrashing time drips so slow:
Each tick ticks ice as death ignites.

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Mr. Darcy
© 2021

* 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.

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  • 7 months ago

    by Everlasting

    Nice form! I may give it a try.

    • 7 months ago

      by Mr. Darcy

      You are a very funny lady!!

  • 7 months ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    An interesting form Mr D and you've captured the tension excellently! :-) x
    =^.^=

    • 7 months ago

      by Mr. Darcy

      Thanks, Kitty. It was certainly challenging! X

  • 7 months ago

    by Star

    I like that it’s a combination of two forms which works beautifully together. Also the ending line is smartly powerful! Being a statement of its own, that could be used alone like a quote or something, is actually the c rhyme.
    So very well written!

  • 7 months ago

    by Keira Pickard

    Very clever and well rhymed. It's a new form of poetry for me: I'd heard of them, but didn't really know what it was! I thoroughly enjoyed it. Great title as well :)

    • 7 months ago

      by Mr. Darcy

      It's a new form on me too! I found it challenging, but I did layer the difficulty! :)

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