weather the weather

nonet: stanza(s) of nine lines, each with increasing # of syllables (1-9)    dVerse poetics


days of


probably past

colder times ahead

forecast fog, wet grey rain

free- zing  an- ti- ci- pa- tion

smell of manure spread on bare fields

trees’ silhouettes swallowed by swift night

photo by lynn

photo by lynn

14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Constance Ann Morrison
    Nov 20, 2015 @ 20:33:18

    I love how you can take all these different poem structures and make them your own! I especially like the last line “swallowed by swift night.” It really captures the way night comes so quickly this time of year.


  2. ManicDdaily
    Nov 13, 2015 @ 07:30:37

    Ah lovely–I especially like the closing line of night swallowing the fields/ trees/ manure! Thanks, Lynn. k.


  3. othermary
    Nov 12, 2015 @ 13:43:24

    Very good use of form here. I especially like line seven. It’s just fun to read!


  4. kanzensakura
    Nov 11, 2015 @ 20:11:10

    Nice form for this! I so like the photo as well. I remember when visiting family in the country and that manure smell. Great use of the nonet form!


  5. vbholmes
    Nov 11, 2015 @ 18:27:20

    The nonet form definitely works with your words–I’m looking forward to one in reverse ending with one word, Spring. Nicely done.


  6. Oliana
    Nov 11, 2015 @ 18:17:38

    You had me smiling at spreading manure…memories when I lived closer to farmlands.


  7. writersdream9
    Nov 11, 2015 @ 15:54:49

    I truly am trying not to dread Winter!


  8. Sanaa Rizvi
    Nov 11, 2015 @ 14:16:17

    Oh such an intriguing form this is and you have executed it soo beautifully 😀
    Lovely write 🙂


  9. Bryan Ens
    Nov 11, 2015 @ 11:37:03

    We’ve had some warm days at the beginning of November, but alas, you are right, those warm days are likely gone now until Spring.


  10. katiemiafrederick
    Nov 11, 2015 @ 10:48:36

    November green.. colors
    mixing with bare
    limbs.. human
    mixing too..
    bare and
    South seasons
    grow colors bright
    human light snows white..:)

    Oh yes.. and hi Lynn..
    still now close
    to the end
    my friend now
    always inspiring
    words from me..;)


  11. Victoria C. Slotto
    Nov 11, 2015 @ 10:37:50

    So clever how you used dashes two separate freezing anticipation. Somehow that gave me a chilling feeling, maybe because everything seems to slow down in the cold. Enjoy the warm weather while you have it.


  12. Grace
    Nov 11, 2015 @ 08:29:20

    Haven’t tried the nonet form for a while, smiles ~ I love the warm early November days but surely as night, it is becoming colder ~


  13. Mary
    Nov 11, 2015 @ 08:01:47

    Sigh – this poem expresses the way it is here too, Lynn. That warm November weather was wonderful while it lasted. Freezing is definitely now on the horizon.


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