Poetry A to Z: Nonet Poems

A nonet poem is a syllabic formula poem with  nine lines on any subject-rhyming optional.

line 1 – 9 syllables
line 2 – 8 syllables
line 3 – 7 syllables
line 4 – 6 syllables
line 5 – 5 syllables
line 6 – 4 syllables
line 7 – 3 syllables
line 8 – 2 syllables
line 9 – 1 syllables

Oh! Sing to me my sweet nightingale
Melodies from distant mountains
Refrains from yonder hill tops
Harmonies from the plains
Rhythms of the seas
Lull me to sleep
With your


Today’s Haiku

Haiku Heights April A to Z: Nightingale

Nightingale sings
Many sweet lullabies
Dreaming on clouds

Carpe Diem: Small Mountain

Small mountains rise
From reddened thirsty plains
Seeking rain clouds


11 thoughts on “Poetry A to Z: Nonet Poems

  1. Beautifully done poems, I especially like the nonet and how smoothly it flowed. So often such restrictions make a poem feel forced, and yours didn't. It was very nice!

  2. I've only done a few nonets / yours was very well done with musical references through to the endhope you are enjoying the A to Z challengealso liked your haiku for today/ I guess even small mountains get thirsty 🙂

  3. Wonderful! So glad to find your blog. New follower here. I'm stopping by from the "A to Z" challenge and I look forward to visiting again. Sylviahttp://www.writinginwonderland.blogspot.com/

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