What to make of his temperament?
A nature unruly, unkept:
He chases every fancy –
Worrying not about
Feelings of others;
On which he so
Nonet Poems: The Rules
The nonet poetic form is simple. It’s a 9-line poem that has 9 syllables in the first line, 8 syllables in the second line, 7 syllables in the third line, and continues to count down to one syllable in the final (ninth) line.
* I initially titled this – “The Bully,” but it seems to be more than that. Bully automatically has negative connotations, where “Wild One” is more nuanced. There are those that admire the recklessness, and self-absorption of some of these. They may even admire or aspire to such themselves. The bullying may well be there, but hidden in the “sheen” of the “Fonzy” image, without Arthur’s redeeming heart. Or they seldom reflect on the harm done by the “one night stand,” mentality, or casual disregard for other’s feelings.