Span (Reverse Nonet)



Built for time,

weathered by storms

and emissions’ waste.


tooled for purpose not beauty,

you loan your helping hand to the

weary traveler, crossing to HOME.


A picture word poem about a bridge.  Did you guess correctly?

Reverse Nonet: 9 lines with the syllables increasing by one each line.  Normallly a nonet starts with 9 syllables on the first line, I chose to reverse this!

Mindful Pleasure (Nonet)

savor each bite.
Nip around the edges;
lick the delicious flavor.
Eyes closed, gather the whole inside,
juices flowing as it slowly melts.
Ahhhh….mindfully eating a Reeces’ Peanut Butter Cup!
Nonet is a nine line poem. The first line containing nine syllables, the next line has eight syllables, the next line has seven syllables. That continues until the last line (the ninth line) which has one syllable. It can be on any subject and rhyming is optional.

Breathe (Nonet)

Facing performance anxiety-
my lifelong vocal nemesis-
is like flying with clipped wings;
floating in an updraft,
crashing to the ground.
This songbird has
air flow…..

For mindlovesmisery prompt: Immobilizing paranoia

I have had performance anxiety my entire life.  As a singer, it has been a lifetime of frustration and terror.  I love to sing with all my heart, but I am limited by my inability to sing in front of others.  So I compromise and record songs and put them out on my other blog.  At first, just recording them was a herculean effort, although with practice I am much more comfortable knowing that all I need do is erase it if I don’t like what I hear.  Someday I would like to sing live.  I am to record the background for my dad’s memorial service and I cringe at the thought that others will hear it. But I know my dad would love for me to do this for his service, so I shall persevere.

Nonet: 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 finishes with one syllable. It can be on any subject and rhyming is optional.

Dread (Nonet)

Trembling limbs, autonomic response

Memory links past with future

What will come must be endured

Time-withered awareness


Marches swiftly

Mind seizing



Psalms 46:1 God is our  refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Deuteronomy 4:29 But if  you seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you look for him with all your heart and with all your soul.

Nonet: Nine lines starting with 9 syllables and ending with one.