Happy Sunday, everyone, and happy ninth day of NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo.

Our featured participant for the day is Ordinary Average Thoughts, where the repetition poem for Day Eight completely cracked me up.

Today, our interview is with Thomas Lux. When he passed away earlier this year, he was the author of twenty books of poetry. Known for his sardonic verse (titles of his books include Pecked To Death By Swans and Tarantulas on the Lifebuoy), Lux taught for many years at Sarah Lawrence College in New York, as well as in other writing programs around the country. You can read more about Lux here, and find examples of his poems here and here.

Finally, here is our prompt (optional, as always). Because today is the ninth day of NaPoWriMo, I’d like to challenge you to write a nine-line poem. Although the fourteen-line sonnet is often considered the “baseline” form of verse in English, Sir Edmund Spenser wrote The Faerie Queene using a nine-line form of his own devising, and poetry in other languages (French, most particularly) has always taken advantage of nine-line forms. You can find information of various ways of organizing rhyme schemes, meters, etcetera for nine-line works here. And of course, you can always eschew such conventions entirely, and opt to be a free-verse nine-line poet.

Happy writing!

 

111 Responses to Day Nine

  1. In honor of NaPoWriMo and National Library Week, here’s “Simply Sophisticated.”
    https://rhymenreview.wordpress.com/2017/04/09/simply-sophisticated-napowrimo/

  2. […] Inspired by the need to write a nine-line poem (because why not) in response to a NaPoWriMo prompt. […]

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  4. […] NaPoWriMo Prompt Day 9 – Because today is the ninth day of NaPoWriMo, I’d like to challenge you to write a nine-line poem. Although the fourteen-line sonnet is often considered the “baseline” form of verse in English, Sir Edmund Spenser wrote The Faerie Queene using a nine-line form of his own devising, and poetry in other languages (French, most particularly) has always taken advantage of nine-line forms. You can find information of various ways of organizing rhyme schemes, meters, etcetera for nine-line works here. And of course, you can always eschew such conventions entirely, and opt to be a free-verse nine-line poet. […]

  5. […] NaPoWriMo Day 9 #9Liner […]

  6. The Real Cie says:

    I think that Team Netherworld’s comments are being sent to Spam, but I’ll give it a try. This is my creation for the day.
    http://poetryofthenetherworld.blogspot.com/2017/04/napowrimo-2017-day-9-nines.html

  7. https://mahathianand.blogspot.in/2017/04/napowrimo-day9-webbed.html

    #Day9 of #NaPoWriMo on Internet and how even a small issues create an entanglement of mind as we try to find solace in the WEB

  8. Susan says:

    I had writer’s block yesterday. This morning I found a little verse sprouting amidst the rocks of my mind. There must be a little fertile soil there after all. ;-)
    https://suewmil.wordpress.com/2017/04/09/elusive-verse/

  9. Joseph Hesch says:

    A conversation with the You of You-Know-Who. And, boy, I not only bent it, I corkscrewed that nine-line rule
    So Why’d I Ask?
    http://wp.me/p1AR9N-2ZU

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  11. […] challenge for me on this ninth day of NaPoWriMo 2017. This is a Spencerian Stanza, nine lines in a strict rhyming pattern and strict […]

  12. […] monthly feature , while adhering to the prompt of NaPoWriMo. Because today is the ninth day of NaPoWriMo, we have been challenged to write a nine-line poem. Here’s my offering for the day […]

  13. It was good to have a free hand for the prompt today, except the nine lines limitation :) Here’s my poem of nine lines:

    https://feelings161.wordpress.com/2017/04/09/napowrimo-day-9-prisoner-of-time/

  14. […] ninth poem for National Poetry Writing Month uses the prompt from Napowrimo.net—to write a nine-line poem. To further add to the intrigue, each line incorporates some kind of […]

  15. Mar Claudrin says:

    An attempt following the Spenserian stanza guidelines. (I made a mess of it :D ) xx

    http://notesfromabinbag.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/bitten.html

  16. Thanks for the shoutout!

    In keeping with the spirit of the prompt, my Day 9 poem is all about nines…

    https://ordinaryaveragethoughts.wordpress.com/2017/04/09/national-poetry-writing-month-2017-day-9/

  17. Day nine got a little achingly personal.
    Here’s something on growing apart.

  18. Thank you so much for this prompt. It took me on a ride I don’t ever want to undertake.

    https://undercaws.com/2017/04/09/brown-sugar/

  19. […] trying new forms of poetry which move us away from our personal preferences or comfort zones. For Day 9 of Na/GloPoWriMo2017, the official prompt at NaPoWriMo.net asked us to write a nine-line poem, for example as used by […]

  20. Azuki Lynn says:

    Greetings, fellow poets. Here is my effort for today’s challenge.

    http://azukilynn.tumblr.com/post/159375616778/hell-hath-no-fury

    Wishing you all a lovely day.

  21. Always enjoy the challenge of a new form! http://wp.me/p4eHj4-1c9

  22. Lori Gomez says:

    Spenserian stanza was the prompt… So… Spenserian stanza it is… but the sacrifice was great. I had to kill to get it right. ;D Cheers, all.

    https://wordpress.com/post/ccthinks.wordpress.com/6979

  23. I took the challenge of a nine-line poem, and I think it felt like a mini-sonnet with a turn at the end rather than the middle.

    Burying the Cat

    Dark and many-browned, he was, as
    the earth I gave him back to…

  24. […] For NaPoWriMo, day 9. Magic 9 was invented by a misspelling of “Abacadab(r)a,” as rhyme […]

  25. My nine line poem for today is a rhymed Nonet titled “Angel’s Trumpet” at this link: https://leonaslines.com/2017/04/09/angels-trumpet/

  26. Here’s mine for day 9. Was facing writer’s block and this is what I wrote.
    https://lifeateacher.wordpress.com/2017/04/09/napowrimo-day-9-confused

  27. I chose a Balassi Stanza for this challenge. I hope I did it justice.

    Standing Together

    https://genesmusings.wordpress.com/2017/04/09/napowrimo-day-9-9-lines/

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  29. […] muse is off work on Sundays, too, in case you were wondering. Today’s prompt: a nine line […]

  30. […] is for Day 9 of NaPoWriMo. The prompt was to write some sort of nine verse poem. This is my attempt at a Spenserian […]

  31. […] was very moving and inspired me to write this poem, which, according to today’s prompt from NaPoWriMo.net has nine lines (I decided to go with the free verse, but also increased the number of words in each […]

  32. […] second are direct quotes, lord Byron and Sylvia Plath, third stanza by me.  Nine lines, to fit the GloPoWriMo prompt as […]

  33. […] poem is based on the NaPoWriMo.net-prompt for April 9th – aka today – and inspired by my cousins confirmation: See also […]

  34. Eric erb says:

    My lines had to leave a little long but it fits two prompts at once.
    https://erbiage.wordpress.com/2017/04/09/lifetides/

    Comments o a conversation between lord Byron and Sylvia Plath.

  35. […] prompt was to write a poem of nine lines. These nearly killed me but here they […]

  36. Carla Jones says:

    I’ve gone to the dogs with this prompt.

    https://thisandotherpoems.wordpress.com/2017/04/09/090417/

  37. Anni says:

    Actually – two poems for today, one in German and one in English, so two views on this day, which I enjoyed very much.

    Confirmare

  38. I enjoyed working within the confines of the Balassi Stanza, about which I had known nothing until today. Here’s my nine-line poem:

    https://magicsurrealist2013.me/2017/04/09/advice-for-this-life/

  39. Vince Gotera says:

    Nine-liners by Thomas Alan Holmes and Vince Gotera in The Man with the Blue Guitar. Alan did a Spenserian stanza; Vince wrote 9 lines with 9 syllables each. Please read and comment! Thanks.

    http://vincegotera.blogspot.com/2017/04/day-nine-napowrimo-poem-day-2017.html

  40. […] 9 and the prompt for today is to write a nine-line […]

  41. Jim says:

    I almost dropped out today and yesterday, deciding I would not post on weekends. But then I said, this weekend will be okay. I’m already postponing the finishing of my income taxes for NaPoWriMo.

    Here I am:
    http://jimmiehov6.blogspot.com/2017/04/napowrimo-2017-day-9-tweet-poem-short.html
    ..

  42. Roshni Nair says:

    I wrote a Balassai Stanza, I hope everyone likes it.
    https://roshnirwrites.wordpress.com/2017/04/09/facinghappiness/

  43. […] from napowrimo.net to write a nine line poem for day 9. As an extra wrinkle, in each line I’ll try to […]

  44. I realise I haven’t really been posting many of mine so here’s one following today’s prompt:

    https://moonshinenoire.wordpress.com/2017/04/09/the-ragged-edged-beautiful-blink/

  45. Katie says:

    FINALLY. I wanted to REALLY challenge myself and adhere to one of the specific forms, but I am not used to writing in form, so this took me the better part of seven hours (coming back to it and going away again every so often) and I’m STILL not sure I’m pleased with it. But it was a nice challenge.

    https://krstaten.wordpress.com/2017/04/09/napowrimo-9-the-fox/

  46. […] Day 9 of NaPoWriMo, the prompt suggested a nine-line poem, so I followed a Hungarian poetic form called the Balassi […]

  47. rivrvlogr says:

    […] nonet is in response to the optional Day 9 prompt at NaPoWriMo 2017 for National Poetry Writing Month/Global Poetry Writing Month – to write a poem composed of […]

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  49. […] ************ Here is today’s prompt. […]

  50. […] In response to Napowrimo Day 9… […]

  51. Anuj Mahadik says:

    For Day Nine, this one’s a 9 line night poetry. May you heal tonight, not merely sleep! ❤
    http://bit.ly/2ooI2Lu

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  53. […] response to the prompt for Day […]

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