Nonet: Tempest

“Poetry is one of the ancient arts, and it begins as did all the fine arts, within the original wilderness of the earth.”

Mary Oliver


An ancient predator weaves magic
formed in guttural utterings
The tempest’s wild origins
to prey on man as prey
fall victim when struck
To touch the earth
in the name
of fine

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

Instagram haiku: bamboo

Weekly Theme:
Shape Poetry

42 thoughts on “Nonet: Tempest

  1. Shape poetry is so difficult to do on WP! I see you resorted to pasting an image… Love the look of the shape poem – reminds me of a bamboo forest and mountains…

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    1. I try concrete poetry on wp every now and again, but Ive been burned often.
      I think they have trying to do a lot of bug fixing recently and it has helped in some ways, though at what cost. Many people are not happy with the changes.
      I’m happy to hear you see the bamboo mountain range 😉


      1. I feel that. I will never be one either but there’s something to be said for “fuck this im going home where I feel safe. This dudes not doing anything wrong anyway.”

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      2. Exactly. Clyde knew the the same thing would happen over and over again. The only one to understand the perpetual hell of his existence about was chill about it.


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