The first challenge of this year will be a dive into form and structure and the first poetic form we will take a look at is the nonet:
“A nonet is a nine-line poem. The first line containing nine syllables, the next line has eight syllables, the next line has seven syllables. That continues until the last line (the ninth line) which has one syllable. Nonets can be written about any subject. Rhyming is optional.” — Poetry Dances
The challenge: I am asking you to “nonet the night” which is to write a nine-line poem following its syllabic form for each line describing the night or something about the night or an object enhanced by the night that intrigues you.
night invites us with its purple hue
soon, we are gathered one by one
to witness its grand beauty.
a lotus flower blooms,
and we are intrigued.
this strange gift,
Let’s make this happen, people!
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Since this is a challenge call, all submissions received by 6:00 pm, US EDT Thursday, January 9, 2020, will be published by 7:00 pm, US EDT Friday, January 10, 2020. Any other submissions received past 6:00 pm on Friday, January 10, 2020, will be published by 7:00 pm on Monday, January 13, 2020, US EDT. CHALLENGE SUBMISSION BEGINS NOW. ❤
Let me see how you “nonet the night.” This is our first poetic form challenge of the year. Bring that fire, beautiful people!
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