Nove Otto Poem

Poetry Contest
Write a poem with only nine lines. Each line must have 8 syllables per line. The rhyme scheme is as follows: aacbbcddc.


Three a.m. and yet still awake. (a)
Mournful call sounds from the canebrake? (a)
South Lou'siana?s black night steams. (c)
The rocking chair creaks hollowly, (b)
on the slat porch- it drums dully. (b)
Chemical plants glowing lights gleam, (c)
creating soft worlds all their own. (d)
The cane whispers its eerie drone, (d)
as night waits her impending dream. (c)

"Canebrake Whispers", Copyright © 2006 by Scott J. Alcorn creator of this form

The winner takes away a $100 cash prize. All writers will receive feedback for their submission.

Deadline: Contest is closed. Deadline was Thursday, September 7, 2017.

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Deadline: Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 11:59pm EST.

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