#New Poetry Form – Nonet – Daylight Savings


#New Poetry Form – Nonet – Daylight Savings

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Daylight Savings

the clock has gone forward by one hour
time to get moving it’s still dark
body says it’s too early
mind agrees heartily
tiredness forgotten
yes, visitors
are coming

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.

 You can also write a second stanza in reverse, 1-9 syllables, for a kind of opposite or mirror.

9 thoughts on “#New Poetry Form – Nonet – Daylight Savings

  1. The nonet is the perfect form for the subject of daylight savings time, rising, and meeting the challenges of the day. I love it! And I totally empathize with you concerning rising while it’s still dark out. My body also screams that it’s too early. And those early nights beg us to retire early as well. I think winter is intended to bring balance and slow our pace so we will not run ourselves ragged all the time. Granted, it doesn’t impact everyone the same way. It depends on where you live on the globe. But I think most of us share this experience to a greater or lesser degree.

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    • Thanks very true what you said about daylight savings times it takes a bit of getting used to it, as an elderly couple, longer evenings make no difference as we will still go to bed when we are tired after a long day, as ex farmers we are still early risers, even after a couple of years of living in our town home.


    • Agree 100%, it does not agree with us as a elderly couple, when the youngers one’s (children) are full of life in the evening, but not in the morning, we are the other way around. Peace my friend.

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      • Oh no Elsie. I guess the rain in Taranaki is what makes it such a good farming area. My Mum was from New Plymouth and talked about Taranaki mud. Bay of Plenty weather has been beautiful this week. If you ever feel like moving, I highly recommend the Bay.

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