How to: Nonet
A nonet is a type of poem that has nine lines and a very interesting structure. The first line has 9 syllables, the second 8 syllables, the third 7 syllables until the ninth line which has one syllable. Like a sonnet, it is written in iambic meter, which means that every other syllable is emphasized. Nonets can be written about any subject and rhyming is optional.
The word nonet is also found in classical music and refers to a composition that requires nine musicians to play it.
An example of a nonet:
The Soul Takes Flight (Nonet)
Twenty-one grams weighs the soul tonight,
Death weight released-travel in flight
True love waits to reunite…
Embracing soul with sight,
Raw truth, gifted light.
Yes; life endures
By: Piera Hubbard Hall
Smile, angelic in it’s purity
Her voice, gentle as summer breeze
Sweet innocence lies in eyes
Brown, earth colored iris
Gift from God to me.
I actually found this mildly difficult. I am not terribly fond of iambic meter. Other than that, I enjoyed the challenge of the structuring. 🙂