Half moon light shines on the Saguaro
casting dark shadows in the sand.
Their arms stretch up offering
blessings to the desert,
praise to the cool night.
I, in my bed,
Yesterday I said I was working on nine line poems and shared two lai with you. Today I have another syllabic poem--the nonet. This poetic form has nine lines and nine syllables in the first line, eight in the second and each subsequent line has one less syllable until the last line has only one syllable. Finding a suitable one syllable word to end the poem on is the tricky part of this form.
Your challenge for today is to try writing your own nine line poem. Have fun writing.