hearing hummingbird: a novilinee*

Behind the grills of painted metal, I
try to find the source of song I’m hearing,
some leaves started dancing with wind so dry,
then comes the busy wings flapping, flapping.
A hummingbird with honeyed beak, tiny,
oblivious of watching eyes – for good.
No one wants to be watched when it’s windy,
and nectar hides inside the flower’s hood.
“Close your eyes as I struggle silently,
my limbs can carry me from tree to tree.”

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For dVerseMTB: Something Novel in Lines
Laura introduces us to The Novilinee* – a nine-line stanza poem overlaid with this rhyme sequence – a,b,a,b,c,d,c,d,d. It was invented by Sarah Rayburn and also written in iambic pentameter or 10 syllable lines (decasyllabic) with alternate stresses.

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