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Nonet

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Explore the Craft of Writing Poetry
Invented Forms

The Nonet is a popular invented stanzaic form that can be found all over the internet. Both Poetry Base and Shadow Poetry feature it as well as several other poetic communities.

TheĀ elements of the Nonet are:

  1. stanzaic, written in any number of 9 line stanzas.
  2. syllabic, 9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 syllables per line.
  3. usually unrhymed.

    unidentified by judi van gorder

    tangled tight within brush and brambles
    crusted in grit and crushed dead leaves
    in a rotting pile of trash
    the color of clay mud
    a skeletal hand
    lying stone still
    suddenly
    flinches.
    Once

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