As regular readers of Roland’s Ragbag will know, from time to time, I attempt a poem in a form which I have not previously tried. Today I publish below my attempt at a 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 finishes with one syllable. It can be on any subject and rhyming is optional. Sometimes printed as a -right angled triangle , at other times as a Pyramid – as below.
See: Shadow Poetry on the Nonet.
[ N.B. Wikipedia gives the spelling as ‘Nonnet’. Both forms seem to be acceptable ]
Five months of the year have been and gone
More of my life has now passed on
Pinch punch the first of the month
And June is here with smiles
Time for summer styles
For life and love
Here on earth