Let's Write Nonets

Poetry Contest

Standard rules for nonet form apply: This is a nine line poem. Line one is nine syllables, line two is eight syllables, line three is seven, and so on down to line nine which is one syllable. 9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 ... Yes, you may write a reverse Nonet: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 syllables. YES, you may write multiple Nonets, reverse or regular in any combination. Only one is required.

A Question

Tree tops reach for the stars in earnest,
perhaps their roots toil unaware--
slaves to passion, blind instinct.
Do the stars then entice,
or do they run wild--
the trees unseen?
My answer ...
What is
faith?



The desired goal in a standard Nonet is a perfect triangle. The perfect triangle shape makes this all the more challenging. This shape is not a requirement, but the Nonet achieving this shape will draw the attention. On the other hand, you are encouraged to be creative. You may lay out your piece as you see fit as long as it is nine lines with the required syllable counts. The number of lines and the syllable counts are the only requirement.

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This is a poetry contest. Write a submission based on the above prompt.

This contest requires "blind" entries. That means your posted work will have no means to identify you when viewed. Your name and other information will not be shown. Fan notifications will not be sent for work posted in this contest. It will still be available in your portfolio and treated like all other posts. But when viewed information to identify it with you will not be shown until after the voting is completed. As a blind entry, authors should make every effort to ensure that their identity can not be determined from the post. That includes formatting of text, descriptions, title formatting and author notes.

The contest winner will win half of the prize pool which is based on the number of entries. The second and third place winners will each share the remaining prize pool. The prize pool is currently . There are 5 spots still open. If all open spots are used the prize pool will be 90.00 member dollars. At least 2 submissions must be made for the vote to begin.

All contest entries will be reviewed by the Contest Entry Compliance Committee. The committee will read all entries to ensure that the contest rules are being followed. If your entry is disqualified you will not be refunded the entry fees. The committee will review the entries when the deadline is reached. The voting will begin after the committee determines that all entries qualify and disqualify those that do not.





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Deadline: Monday, August 13th at 12:16 AM EST.

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