NaPoWriMo Draft 1.

I can’t remember which poet said this, but when asked how becoming a mother has changed her writing, she replied that her poems were shorter. That’s the reality of writing during naps, or with a baby on your lap while the older boy refuses to eat his breakfast. So, as I did last year during NaPoWriMo when I focused on a short form (the pleiades), today, at least, I experimented with another short form, the nonet. It’s comprised of nine lines, the first line having nine syllables, the second eight, the third seven, etc.

This draft will remain up for approximately 24 hrs, until I’m ready to post the next one.


4 responses to “NaPoWriMo Draft 1.”

  1. Really lovely, Marie. And I’m glad to know of this form–I’d not heard of it before.

  2. My mind feels open- you hand me fish.
    Show me I am a rusty box.
    Squeakily I add your dream
    to a phantom bucket.
    Thanks to my children,
    who let me see
    that I’m grown.
    Mourn it;

    It was great to see you the other day. I loved watching the boys play together. I never heard of a nonet before.

  3. Karin, thank you! I really like this form, an interesting constraint.

    Wonderful, Sara! That was so fun–it’s great that they’re now of an age when they actually play together, y’know?

  4. Poof! I look away, I go on a trip and poof is what I get when I return!!

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