Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Day 13 ~ “Nonet Poem” for “30 Poems in 30 Days” #NationalPoetryMonth


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


I have come to LOVE this poetry form and think it is such fun. I hope you enjoy it too. 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 love my example poems I wrote in previous years so much that I’m going to share them again. But here is how you write 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?

* * * * * * * * * (9 syllables)
* * * * * * * * (8 syllables)
* * * * * * * (7 syllables)
* * * * * * (6 syllables)
* * * * * (5 syllables)
* * * * (4 syllables)
* * * (3 syllables)
* * (2 syllables)
* (1 syllable)

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

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,
“Yes!”

             © 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 …
Bed!!


                © 2014 Stephanie Abney


OKAY, your turn – GO!!


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4 comments:

Vicki said...

Day 13-Nonet Poem

We've dogs who are crazy in our house
For whatever reason, who knows?
They run around in circles
Until they are dizzy
Then plop on the ground
They make us laugh
And then sigh,
They're done!
Whew!

Heidi Murphy said...

THE TOP DOLLAR PURSE

There's a cute purse, I think to myself

I head to the camping section

Ignoring that pricey purse

But its voice is too loud

"Buy me right now, Chump!"

"You can't force me."

Stupid purse

Bought it

(Yay!)


Heidi Murphy said...

THE TOP DOLLAR PURSE
There's a cute purse, I think to myself
I head to the camping section
Ignoring that pricey purse
But its voice is too loud
"Buy me right now, Chump!"
"You can't force me."
Stupid purse
Bought it
(Yay!)


Heidi Murphy said...

Dang it. The first version looked bad so I tried to delete it. Not sure if that worked. Anywho, you can find other poems on www.murph4slaw.blogspot.com