General Poetry posted September 13, 2017

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A Double Nonet

Seahorse Romance

by June Sargent

Animal Nonet Contest Contest Winner 
Courtship begins with the dance of love
amidst the feathery sea fans.
From morn 'til night they tango,
forging a bond for life.
When eggs are ready
Mom will lay them
deep inside
his pouch -

it's time
for Mom to
relax and dream
atop the coral
while Dad, the nursemaid, feeds
and protects her precious eggs.
When hatchlings make their grand debut -
the dance begins all over again!

Writing Prompt

Write a double-stanza, or even triple-stanza nonet.

A nonet has nine lines. The first one has nine syllables, the second line eight syllables, etc... Line nine thas one syllable. Begin stanza two with one syllable, two for the second line, and so on, ending with nine syllables.

The optional third stanza also reverses direction, beginning with a nine-syllable line.

Use no animation, soundtrack, or other special effects,
only FS editors (basic, advanced),
one font color and one background color,
one illustration (optional).

Animal Nonet Contest
Contest Winner
Pays one point and 2 member cents.

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