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    Sartor JPiC Contributor

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    Nonet
    A nonet has nine lines. The first line has nine syllables, the second line eight syllables, the third line seven syllables, etc... until line nine, that finishes with one syllable. It can be on any subject and rhyming is optional.

    line 1 - 9 syllables
    line 2 - 8 syllables
    line 3 - 7 syllables
    line 4 - 6 syllables
    line 5 - 5 syllables
    line 6 - 4 syllables
    line 7 - 3 syllables
    line 8 - 2 syllables
    line 9 - 1 syllable

    I came across this little gem and tried it out. It took me several minutes to form the poem as I wanted to do it in rhyme. I found it intriguing.

    Following is my rendition of the form

    LIFE

    When a babe first greets the light of day,
    how can it know it's destiny?
    On it's birth, it can but say,
    love me, then set me free.
    I must find my way.
    God calls, you see,
    and you may
    with Me,
    stay.


    Posted By Sartor | Aug 12, 2007
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    Jer4clarity Lover of Meanings

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    Sartor,

    I will have to give this a try! You did an excellent job and with a great topic.

    thanks for sharing with us this style!

    Jerry

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    I too, thank you Sartor for the style and form of a Nonet.

    I think I will give this one a try and see what I can come up with.

    Thanks
    Blessings

    mangodroplet Blue Mango Puppy :]

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    WOW cool!
    Great rhyming...
    much enjoyed :]

    KayaOtah happy as ever

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    This is indeed difficult, I came across this once, nice ryhming used... and the content too is beautiful...


    Posted By KayaOtah | Aug 13, 2007
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    Womanhood ~ Nonet

    [IMG]

    WOMANHOOD ~ NONET

    Bruised and splintered, wrist wound and weary,
    eyes bleed blurred delusions masked in
    vertigoes visage at hands
    of sacrosanct slaughter
    of innocents slain
    in contrast to
    nights nether
    velvet
    lake
    of
    pleasure
    where I swim
    in nothing but
    flesh tone shades of vague
    skin to skin sweat beads of
    virginities essence pure
    where breath breathes breathless upon the
    arc of dawns gold breasts of womanhood.

    © November 10, 2005 Karen Davies


    Posted By Moonchild | Aug 13, 2007
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    Sartor JPiC Contributor

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    MoonChild...........A well written nonet from the beginning to the end and back to the beginning. Beauty in visual as well as in poetry.


    Posted By Sartor | Aug 13, 2007
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    Moonchild Moon Goddess of Whispers

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    Thank you Sartor.
    I hope it was okay that I posted it here.
    I thought that's why you posted the title as
    "Nonet Anyone" so others would post theirs too.
    Glad you liked and I liked yours as well :)


    Posted By Moonchild | Aug 13, 2007
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    Sartor JPiC Contributor

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    KayaOtah...Your "Aftermath" nonet is well conceived, well written and I enjoyed it. I was curious as to why you did not post it here? My only suggestion would be to eliminate the dotted lines (....) and replace them with commas.

    Smiles to ya!

    Sartor


    Posted By Sartor | Aug 14, 2007
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    KayaOtah happy as ever

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    Oh, ok, I'll move it here... Thanks for the comment

    Oh, where are you, my dearest brother?
    May you be at south, east or west,
    Or even north, Santa's house,
    Mail me a letter --- Hope,
    Years gone by, so fast,
    At last, I guess,
    And conclude,
    You are
    Gone.


    Posted By KayaOtah | Aug 14, 2007
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    Lovely Nonets everyone.....

    Kim :wub:

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    This is one of Scott Simeneaux's Prose Diamonds. It appears to be a double Nonet with one extra line in it. I wrote this one to honor his form and took advantage of his love of poetry and chess.

    Of Chess and Poetry


    chess
    a game
    soon is lost
    if you are not
    smart enough to think
    of a way to avoid
    the inevitable end
    poetic dreams must stay alive
    the boundaries that once held us back
    falling by the wayside day by day as
    it is discovered to be without
    limit in conventional sense
    friends helping to tear down walls
    sometimes to kick in doors
    poetry is like chess
    you play to win
    and avoid
    checkmate
    friend
    ~
    Mjcarson
    7-21-07

    Sartor JPiC Contributor

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    Hi Kit.......Although close, I don't believe it could be a nonet double or single........it lacks the necessary 9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2 & 1 syllable lines. I understand the nonet to be only a poem of nine lines although if inverted it could take the form of a diamond, which would double the lines.


    Posted By Sartor | Aug 15, 2007
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    Kit Carson JPiC Contributor

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    The count is 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 so the extra 19th line would be the only difference. They are at least cousins. There are stiil two seperate nonets within this Prose Diamond. If we flip the nonet and go from 1 to 9, do we call it something else?

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    I fell in love with you the first day
    when you came unscheduled, but that
    has forever been your way.
    Big infectious grin
    Hob-like as we say
    could never pen
    your charm in,
    our Kim
    Faye

    Moonchild Moon Goddess of Whispers

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    A Sonnet of Spring ~ Nonet

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    ~A SONNET OF SPRING~

    Springtime speaks in birdsong syllables
    of alternate rhyming petals,
    quoting Shakespeare blooming buds
    perfumed with imagery,
    metered with bees buzz,
    ending June with
    couplets of
    sunshine
    rhyme.

    © May 28, 2006 Karen Davies


    Posted By Moonchild | Aug 17, 2007
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    Sartor JPiC Contributor

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    Kit........I know this thread is NOT a critique thread and therefore I should not have even mentioned any corrections. Since we have began a discussion on the nonet form, I will finish my remarks with the following:

    I have researched the Nonet and can only find the following two facts. First is that it always has only nine lines. Second is that it always starts at nine syllables and works it's way down to one syllable, dropping one syllable on each line. I even did a bit of research on diamond poetry and found no instance of the double nonet. My main concern in replying to your post was the following:

    Of Chess And Poetry

    Lines 6 & 7 each have six syllables
    Lines 14 & 15 each have six syllables
    Lines 16 & 17 each have eight syllables.

    In your untitled Nonet

    Lines 2 & 3 each have eight syllables.

    Nuff said methinks. Have a great day.

    Sartor


    Posted By Sartor | Aug 17, 2007
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    Sartor JPiC Contributor

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    MoonChild..........I enjoyed your Sonnet Of Spring.


    Posted By Sartor | Aug 17, 2007
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    Moonchild Moon Goddess of Whispers

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    Thank you much Sartor.
    It's a Nonet. I just called it a
    "Sonnet of Spring" cause the content...hehe
    Glad you enjoyed :flyaway:


    Posted By Moonchild | Aug 17, 2007
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