Poetry Form: 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 that finishes with one syllable. It can be on any subject and rhyming is optional. Each line has a syllable count. Line one is one syllable, line two is two syllables, line three is three syllables, line four is four syllables, line five is five syllables, line six, is six syllables, line seven is seven syllables, line eight is eight syllables, and line nine is nine syllables.
They reach inside
Touching places untouched for far too long
Dead spaces filled healing the cracks and wounds
Peeling scabs off
One by one
To be found
In those optics
Where the moon shines bright
Calming tsunami tides
Where the sun rises and falls
Between an oasis and Eden
Across desert sands leaving footprints
That show us how to seal the levees
That rescue the aches from the past
That stop the dams from leaking
Ceasing hearts from bleeding
Clearing blurred vision
So we can see
To find me
Written By: Jody Austin
About the Author
Jody’s mother was and is still a poet and artist who introduced her to poetry and expressive writing as a child in elementary school. Her bed time stories were of Nikki Giovanni, Sonia Sanchez, Marcus Garvey, Phylis Wheatley, Langston Hughes, Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Chavez, Gil Scott Heron, Khalil Gibran, The Last Poets, and many others. All of these influences started Jody’s creative writing experiences as a child and throughout her adulthood.
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