The following poem is my first attempt at a “Nonet” poem. A Nonet is a poem that begins with nine syllables and diminishes by one syllable each successive line until you are left with a single syllable. I used alliteration (all words beginning with the same sound) as well. I love West Virginia (my home state) and winter and snow and everything associated with that special time of year.
This poem will be included in the upcoming book Poetry in Black and White due for a late June, early July 2011 release. There will be black and white art that accompanies the poem in the book as well. Please let me know what you think!
Slipping, sliding soft silken snow sheets
Sipping cider, scorching, searing
Seeing stores’ short stockpile sold
Send silly signals
Saying “sit still”