Nonnet

Here we are nine days into April
Now to write a poem with nine
Lines as easy as counting
Down we begin with nine
Syllables for line
One and subtract
So the ninth
Line has
One

 

NaPoWriMo Prompt Day 9 – Because today is the ninth day of NaPoWriMo, I’d like to challenge you to write a nine-line poem. Although the fourteen-line sonnet is often considered the “baseline” form of verse in English, Sir Edmund Spenser wrote The Faerie Queene using a nine-line form of his own devising, and poetry in other languages (French, most particularly) has always taken advantage of nine-line forms. You can find information of various ways of organizing rhyme schemes, meters, etcetera for nine-line works here. And of course, you can always eschew such conventions entirely, and opt to be a free-verse nine-line poet.

Welcome back to day nine of NaPoWriMo. Today I wrote a Nonnet which I did not see featured with the various nine line poem forms. I linked the Wikipedia explanation for nonnet.

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