Season End – A Nonet

Season End

Broken shadows across the cracked ground
Sun slipping lower in the sky
as each day does come and go
Shorter days, longer nights
until equinox
Summer lets go
for Autumn
to be
here

 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Laura is hosting D'Verse Poets tonight
and has prompted us with September and
the changing of seasons.  There are two
prompts offered.  This one is a Nonet.

For those who like a syllabic challenge, I invite you to write a NONET – a nine line poem that begins with 9 syllables, descending line by line to 1 syllable.
Select ONE of these 9 syllable lines as your opener (or more if you wish to write several nonets)

1. It seems as though you are still summer (cite Merwin)
2. Broken shadows across the cracked ground (cite Merwin)
3. The earthed lightning of a flock of swans (cite Heaney)
4. One side is wild with foam and glitter (cite Heaney)

I chose #2

Image by Pexels from Pixabay 

  26 comments for “Season End – A Nonet

  1. September 15, 2020 at 6:39 pm

    Wow! Amazing writing. <3 <3

    • Christine Bolton
      September 15, 2020 at 8:27 pm

      Aww, thank you dear Lucy 🥰

  2. September 15, 2020 at 7:49 pm

    Complements the photograph so beautifully, A lovely farewell to summer.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 15, 2020 at 8:42 pm

      Thank you Dora! ☺️

  3. September 15, 2020 at 9:50 pm

    Beautiful poem Christine

    • Christine Bolton
      September 15, 2020 at 11:48 pm

      Thank you my friend 😌💕

      • September 16, 2020 at 12:28 am

        Always a pleasure

  4. September 15, 2020 at 9:56 pm

    The fall equinox arrives next week on the 22nd. Summer has until then to shine her light.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 15, 2020 at 11:49 pm

      Yes, I wish she didn’t have to go so soon 😕 Thanks for reading Truedessa ☺️💕

    • Christine Bolton
      September 16, 2020 at 12:02 am

      Thanks Truedessa for reminding me that it is an equinox, not a solstice, this time. I always get them turned around 😕 💕

  5. September 16, 2020 at 8:40 am

    “Shorter days, longer nights” – fits the shape of the Nonet too.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 17, 2020 at 12:16 am

      Thank you. I enjoyed the prompts very much ☺️

  6. September 16, 2020 at 9:53 am

    “Sun slipping lower in the sky” is a good followup to the opening line. I picture the lower sun casting longer misshapen shadows. I wanted to include that in my nonet, but I couldn’t figure out how to do so. But here, you’ve done that just by hinting at it. 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      September 16, 2020 at 9:58 am

      Thank you Ken. I just read yours and it was stunning! You needn’t have worried about the sun lowering in the sky. It was perfect ☺️

      • September 16, 2020 at 10:07 am

        Thank you. 🙂

  7. September 16, 2020 at 11:07 am

    Summer fun was too short this year. Summer is passing the torch to Autumn’s beauty. Nice work Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 16, 2020 at 4:25 pm

      Yes it was like we were robbed this year of our fun, but at least we stayed healthy ☺️

      • September 16, 2020 at 5:01 pm

        That’s the best thing.😊

      • Christine Bolton
        September 16, 2020 at 7:21 pm

        🙂👍

  8. September 16, 2020 at 12:33 pm

    A lovely poem, Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 16, 2020 at 4:21 pm

      Thanks so much Helen. I appreciate it ☺️

  9. September 16, 2020 at 3:42 pm

    I find the loss of daylight so demanding… especially since I know how dark it will be in December.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 16, 2020 at 4:17 pm

      Agreed. Everything seems to take longer.

  10. September 16, 2020 at 11:09 pm

    I really liked the ending of this.
    Summer lets go
    for Autumn
    to be
    here

    • Christine Bolton
      September 17, 2020 at 12:11 am

      Thanks Ali ☺️

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