Category Archives: Nonets (9 Lines/9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1)

Remembering We

‘The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;’  -W.B.Yeats

Remembering We

she’s bleeding out in back-wood hollows
where stone monuments honor fools
raging from coal soot nostrils
pale faced freedom fighters
who stand for anthems
and love Jesus
on Sundays
yet fear
death
but
slowly
they come forth,
silenced voices
like seed pods bursting,
innocence reborn to
overwhelm the bloody mess
and hope’s pursuit of happiness,
people who remember they are we

~kat

A Nonet/Reverse Nonet* For Jane Dougherty’s A Month with Yeats – Day Eight Challenge inspired by the verse above from the poem ‘The Second Coming’ by W.B. Yeats.

*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.


lust and denial…inked

Two poems for this week’s challenge…

Lust and Denial

the

pain is

exquisite

so say lovers

who have felt its nip

the excruciating,

throbbing burn of raw desire

for the flesh is truly weak you know

it drives us mad if we ignore it

just a taste of honey’s enough

convincing our denial

consoled by pleasantries

gluttony and lies

avoiding pain

hurts us less

so we

think

~kat

(58 Words in the form of a Reverse/Standard Double Nonet)

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Inked

sterile setting on acid

grunge rock slamming my

eardrums, drone of the

needle pulsing into

my exposed flesh

independence

personified in body art

the pain is exquisite

forever inked, I am

free, conventional

conformation be damned

~kat

(38 Words – Free Verse)

Both pieces are for MLMM or Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Sunday Writing Prompt: use the line: The pain is exquisite, with no alterations, but anywhere in your piece, AND – however you choose to explore the topic of pain, you must include a counter-effect, balancing/opposite/silver lining, of some type, in your piece as well.


Ode to Spring – A Nonet

Ode to days of inclement warming
when dew collects in fat droplets,
and green shoots burst from the earth;
buds bulge from fragile limbs,
birdsong on the wind.
When days grow long
and nights wane.
It’s time.
Spring!

~kat – 24 February 2017
(A Nonet Poem)


Eternity’s Bridge

purplesky

Here
within
this moment,
pause, suspended
between once upon
and come what may,
midway there
from here
to
now
let go
be present
breathe in, breathe out
practice mindfulness
eternity
in theory
is not
when.

kat ~ 13 January 2016

A descending/ascending nonet for Jane Dougherty’s poetry challenge this week. The challenge is to write a short poem using the prompt “Bridge”. If you would like to read other poems or enter your own, please click HERE.
 


Ecstacy

 

Photo Credit: Nasa’s “Diamonds in Space”

 
One
might think
that it is
the diamond
who seeks out the light
but most surprisingly
it seems that it is the light
in her magnificent splendor
who is wooed by her own reflection
manipulated by each facet
called to dance in prismatic bliss
splintering in ecstasy…
it is the diamond
who holds the power
rendering light
unable
to look
hence.

kat ~ 16 December 2015

An ascending/descending nonet in response to Jane Dougherty’s poetry prompt #10 based the photo above, Diamonds in Space, from NASA. To see other verse on this prompt or to enter your own click HERE.


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