A nonet has nine lines. The first line has nine syllables, the second line eight syllables, the third line seven syllables, etc... until line nine that finishes with one syllable. It can be on any subject and rhyming is 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 syllable
Last night just before turning in for the evening, my husband called me to the front porch. We went out and heard the Spring Peepers for the first time this spring. They were very loud, and I tried to record the sounds, but my phone wasn't strong enough to pick them up.
The Peepers always remind me of when my son was about 3, and he mistook "peepers" for "creatures". On hot summer nights he would insist that we close the windows so that the "creatures" wouldn't come in. I tried to explain, but it was too late; he already had an image in his mind.
Warmish night, foggy moon glows softly
Spring peepers all around us as
We stand listening to them
Waking on their first night
"Creatures," my son said,
"Close the windows
So they won't