Inspiration: A nonet is a nine line poem. A nonet can be written on any subject and rhyming is optional. The poem starts with a line that has 9 syllables in it. The second line contains 8 syllables, the third line has 7 syllables ,and it continues to count down to one syllable in the final line (ninth line).
Guidance: Need an idea for your nonet?
- Search images. Tell a story or describe what’s happening in a nonet.
- About what are you most passionate (e.g., swimming, horses, soccer, gaming)? Describe it or tell a story in the nonet.
- Is there an issue in the world that interests you (e.g., war, poverty, racism, police brutality, politics, immigration, global warming, guns, freedom, refugees, gender)? Capture the issue in a nonet – who, what, where, why.
- Look at the news for an idea. Click here, and whatever is on the front page, write about it (or click around).
Want to read some novels in poetry form? You may have noticed that I am posting one a day, but here is another source.