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Monday, July 11, 2011

Gift


photo taken by Petrina Lesko
Delicate purple lines crowning cones,
Lace wrapped petals bursting in bloom,
Standing tall modelling height,
Talents acquired within,
Bestowed upon and
for your delight.
A Mother
Nature's
Gift.

Petrina Lesko
July 2011

Over at One Stop Poetry, today is Form Monday.  Gay has introduced us to Corbie Sinclair for a lesson on the Nonet.  'In writing it involves a poem with a total of nine lines. The first line must have nine syllables, second line eight syllables, third line seven syllables and so on until you end with one syllable. It has a ABCDEFGHI or alpha numerical form, so each line is a different ending word. The corresponding syllables are 9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1.'    This is my first attempt at this form and I found it rather challenging.  Stop over and give it a whirl.

21 comments:

ayala said...

Lovely! Mother nature' s gifts so great.

Beachanny said...

This was absolutely lovely. We had flowers like this fresh every week when I worked at the law firm. I was the "arranger". I wished each week I could do them better. The art was in the "tall modeling" but they gave such a serene effect to our lobby. Great work with this nonet form. Thanks for writing and linking today. Gay

Louise said...

Ah, Mother Natures gift ~ we need to treasure that for as long as we can! Lovely write.

hedgewitch said...

Beautiful gladiolus, and poem to match. I also found this form harder than it looks--but most of the syllable counting ones are for me. (Tanka so far the hardest.)

Matt Coughlan said...

I dig how descriptive this is: "Lace wrapped petals bursting in bloom". Excellent depiction! :D

wolfsrosebud said...

Lovely... flowers are a favorite of mine.

beccagivens said...

Thank you for the introduction to a "new to me" form ... I will tuck the idea away to give a try.

You shared a lovely example!

Brian Miller said...

you did really well in form...love the off rhyme of the first two lines as well...very well done...lovely flowers too

Mikko Tyllinen said...

This is very lovely! So beautiful!

Neni said...

Oh cool! Lovely Nonet-- I like this! :)

sandra said...

beautiful...!!

Claudia said...

oh i much like your flowery nonnet...

Claudia said...

..ha wasn't ready...i like how the ease of the flower blends with the strict form...well done

JamieDedes said...

Thanks for the intro to the new form.

Well done - both the poem and the photograph.

Thanks for a lovely read.

Zeba said...

Wow. This one is great. I am going to go back and read it again.

Lolamouse said...

I found the Nonet rather difficult as well, but much easier than a sonnet! Yours was beautiful, and the form fit with the subject so well.

Friko said...

gorgeous gladiolus.

aquariann said...

Gorgeous flower and Nonet! The format does sound very challenging.

Brian Miller said...

if you enjoyed form with gay, it will still be around, just at a different location...

haikulovesongs said...

"Lace wrapped petals bursting in bloom,"

gorgeous imagery that more than lives up to the reality! ♥ this is a beautiful nonet!

{i shouldn't have even posted mine ~ i'm going to try it again with something lovely as the subject.}

Brian Miller said...

thank you for dropping in tonight...hope you stopped in over at d'verse and saw we are continuing the Form teaching by the wonderful Gay Cannon and her amazing friends...