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 land
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;
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….