Sunday, July 3, 2011


The straggler popped, cracked beneath my heel
resembling light blue bubble gum
startling me from my daydream.
I looked down in dismay.
Would that bubble sting
or would it just
flatten blue
burn the

*Nonet--A nonet has nine lines. The first line has nine syllables, the second line eight syllables, the third line seven syllables, etc... until line nine that finishes with just one syllable. It can be on any subject and rhyming is optional.


  1. I like this piece for two reasons. 1. You've resisted using a rhyme pattern, which is something you use more often than not. 2. The description of the jellyfish bursting and the comparison to bubblegum, which perfectly matches the actual image being represented.

  2. I used to use rhyme alot--I do enjoy working with strict forms--it forces me to be picky with my choice of words.


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