This is a prompting Blog

My intent here is to write a poem from the prompt I give to you , the reader, in hopes that it will inspire something and get others to write with me.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Today's Prompt is NONNET

A Nonnet is a type of poem which has the following requirements:
  • It has nine lines
  • The first line has 9 syllables, the second 8 syllables, the third 7 syllables until the ninth line which has one syllable.
  • Has an iambic meter (stress every other syllable) An iamb or iambus is a metrical foot used in various types of poetry. Originally the term referred to one of the feet of the quantitative meter of classical Greek prosody: a short syllable followed by a long syllable (as in delay). This terminology was adopted in the description of accentual-syllabic verse in English, where it refers to a foot comprising an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable (as in a-bove).
Today we are doing a Nonnet with a reverse Nonnet just to do something different....

The morning smells young and sweet today
as the sun caresses the dew
the horizon shadows melt
like the snows to springs touch
rivers trickling
softly sweeping
renew life

songs of old
wings are spreading
taking freedoms flight
flapping, soaring, gliding,
one with the morning skyline
fleeting moments in the grand scheme
 Today, the morning smells young and sweet


Join us over at One Stop Poetry as we get a chance to welcome Spring!!!