Green to Grey…

I love that through Write Tribe, I’m learning about different forms of writing and getting a chance to experiment in them. Take the humble Nonet for example; until the post on it, I didn’t know it existed. Want to read more? Check out this wonderfully enlightening post.

Here is my attempt at writing a nonet…be kind…it’s my first try 🙂 :


In millions once, trees covered the landtree-17708_1280
That was before the age of men.
Slowly sands of time shifted
And green gave way to grey…
Tomorrow they’ll be,
Just like mammoths;
Well preserved,


When I was on my way to work a couple of days ago, the corporation was uprooting a tree that was probably “obstructing traffic”. It was a very beautiful tree and judging by the sheer girth of its bark, pretty old too. Suddenly, the lyrics “They took all the trees and put ’em in a tree museum” from the song “Big Yellow Taxi” popped into my head and with it, the whisper of a poem….


9 comments on “Green to Grey…

  1. Nonet for a cause:) So well written, Preeti. You know Nonet has confused me and I’m sure that I got it wrong!


  2. Brilliantly done! I still need to attempt this myself. It will be a first for me too. I think you did splendidly. ♥


  3. Aditi says:

    😦 it’s sad how we treat our green cover…. Loved the nonet…it brought out the cry to save earth wonderfully!


  4. Nice take on the prompt. It’s sad how we destroy greenery.


  5. Abhra Pal says:

    Beautifully composed poetry!


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