It’s Poetics Tuesday over at the dVerse Poets Pub. Tonight our mission is to write a NONET – a nine line poem that begins with 9 syllables, descending line by line to 1 syllable.
Select ONE of these 9 syllable lines as your opener (or more if you wish to write several nonets)
- It seems as though you are still summer (cite Merwin)
- Broken shadows across the cracked ground (cite Merwin)
- The earthed lightning of a flock of swans (cite Heaney)
- One side is wild with foam and glitter (cite Heaney)
I chose the second line, by William Stanley Merwin.
Broken shadows across the cracked ground
a monotone jigsaw puzzle
missing one cold, jagged piece
to complete the picture.
Rather than question,
most remain safe