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A nonet is a nine line poem. The first line containing nine syllables, the next line has eight syllables, the next line has seven syllables. That continues until the last line (the ninth line) which has one syllable. Nonets can be written about any subject. Rhyming is optional.


    The Child in Me

    When I see beauty all around me (9 syllables)
    When everyone's sweet and gentle (8 syllables)
    When my heart is full of joy (7 syllables)
    When love's blooming inside (6 syllables)
    I know she is there (5 syllables)
    The child in me (4 syllables)
    Genuine (3 syllables)
    Simple (2 syllables)
    Pure (1 syllables)
    - written by Belinda
There is no limitation to the number of words per line. Only syllables per line. This provides a great deal of flexibility.

More Examples

    A New Path

    I have traveled countless paths in life
    tried everything there is to try
    searching for my destiny
    wondering what's in store
    then you came along
    pulled me with you
    a new path
    two souls
    - written by Gabriella 2

    Nor'easter Nicks Nine

    Nine nervous New England novelists
    Embarked on small skiff for England
    Seven survived sudden squalls
    Six suffered sea sickness
    Five fought, and fell in
    Four froze to death
    Three threw up
    - written by starkat

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