The Belle: A Nonet


Adroitly she glides across the floor
Epitome of elegance
She draws every eye to her
Embodiment of poise
Attire radiant
Her smile aglow
So splendid
Is our

I have to confess to being greedy this week, but the prompt immediately inspired two poems.  This therefore is the companion piece to The Beau.

Colleen notes that 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.”

line 1 – 9 syllables
line 2 – 8 syllables
line 3 – 7 syllables
line 4 – 6 syllables
line 5 – 5 syllables
line 6 – 4 syllables
line 7 – 3 syllables
line 8 – 2 syllables
line 9 – 1 syllables

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 153 #SynonymsOnly: Grace & Style


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