Happy weekend, friends! Today, let’s try writing a NONET.
A nonet is defined as a combination of nine instruments or voices, or a musical composition for such a combination. The word comes from Italian nonetto or nono--nine.
In poetry, a nonet is a nine-line poem in which the first line contains nine syllables, the next line 8, and so on until the final one-syllable line.
No rhyme required, and no particular topic or subject. You can also write a second stanza in reverse, 1-9 syllables, for a kind of opposite or mirror. I thought of nonet because of its similarity to the fibonacci that Kerry had us playing with last weekend--love it!--but I have never tried a nonet. Have you?
Also could not find any good examples of a nonet poem online, other than this one by Robert Lee Brewer at Writer’s Digest. So let’s do something about that.
Hey, hey, we like the nonet! 9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1… and, go!