The “Sonnette” is a poetry form that I invented, and a few of the poems on this site are written in that format. Basically, it’s a shortened Italian sonnet (7 lines) with a rhyme scheme of abab ccc and a subtle turn (or volta) at the stanza break. Like the traditional Italian sonnet, it uses Iambic Pentameter.
The name “Sonnette” derives from a combination of “sonnet” and “Lannette,” my wife’s name. The first sonnette was written for her.
For examples of sonnettes on this website, see the following poems:
“Missing in Atlanta” (2006)
“Thy Cup Runneth Over” (2006)