Thursday, April 9, 2015

Day 9 ~ 2015 “Nonet Poem” for “30 Poems in 30 Days”

Yay!! Let's write a NONET POEM #NationalPoetryMonth

What is a "Nonet Poem" and how do you write one?

It’s day NINE and a Nonet Poem is based on NINE, in more ways than one ~ it has nine lines and the FIRST LINE has NINE syllables ~ but there are a few more details to know. I have come to really love this poetry form. And I love the poems I wrote for it last year so I’m going to share them again. But here is how you do this poem. SO FUN!!!
When I looked up the word “nonet” in the dictionary I discovered it stood for 9 musical performers or 9 instruments – and the poem has a pattern that has 9 lines – first line has 9 syllables, each line thereafter has one less syllable, ending with the last line only having ONE syllable. The number of words does not matter, ONLY the number of syllables so it actually provides you with some flexibility. Intriguing, right?

It can be about ANYTHING as long as the SYLLABLE COUNTS ARE CORRECT, so PLEASE count them so you can do it correctly.

In fact - HERE is a syllable counter to help you out:  "The Syllable Dictionary"

Here are two I wrote:

“Grandma, may we have a sleepover?”
My precious grandkids ask again.
“We promise to obey you.”
They give a hopeful look.
“We won’t talk in bed.”
That’s what they said.
“We love you.”
I said,
© 2014 Stephanie Abney 

Made chocolate chip cookies tonight
One taste before I go to bed 
One bite follows another
I forgot what I said
I’m ready to stop
Well, maybe not
Just one more
Then to …

             © 2014 Stephanie Abney

OKAY, your turn – GO!!

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Vicki said...


Rain on the rooftop is so lovely
It's part of the promise of Spring
It waters the plants and trees
And freshness this old world
To give us sweet joy
And give us hope
Our God lives
He loves

Jewelianna said...

To live the life you've always wanted
It starts with the way that you think
Positive affirmations
Daily meditation
One day at a time
Programs your mind
To believe

Stephanie Abney said...

Nice beginning to the day, ladies. Love both of these poems. Jewelianna, nice to have you join us again this year. Sweet!!

cassie said...

Oh what to do when the day feels long
Jumping jacks or singing a song
baking, reading, or sleeping
only lasts for so long
the clock is ticking
I cannot wait
Is it time?

Deborah said...

First time I flew I was forty six.
Didn't like it much at the time.
Feel a bit better now.
Still not the biggest fan.
Can't give it up though.
We have grand kids
we must

Deborah said...

Oops! My Nonet was right.
Here is the right one:
First time I flew I was forty six.
Didn't like it much at the time.
Feel a bit better now.
Still not the biggest fan.
Can't give it up though.
We have grand kids
in other states
we must

Heidi Murphy said...

My Nonet is here:
Hope to see you!

Deborah said...

LOL I didn't get my nonet right either time! Good grief!