Fellow festive poets,
This is my contribution to Colleen’s poetry challenge. In the run-up to Christmas, we have been given three weeks of words, to be used as synonymously in our poems. They are: try and life; fly and sing; belief and joy
I have decided to do one poem with three stanzas, utilising the two words for each week in consecutive stanzas (I’m great!). The poem’s structure is a Nonet which is a sequence of syllables that runs: 9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1. My middle stanza is a reverse Nonet, starting with 9 syllables and ending with 1.
This is my first every Nonet and I do so hope you like it.
Determined, sustained effort,
Flying focus of trained eye.
Zealous application of
With Collie brain.
Through the sky
Reaching mouth, such
Ecstasy. Ben’s own
To bark, to jump, to chase those
Spherical objects of desire;
Camera captures airborne embrace.
Garlands on mantels, candles alight
And presents stacked below the tree.
Trusting Santa, all paws crossed,
Tear the wrapper and…
Hark! The yellow
I hope you have your best Christmas ever and get your heart’s desire.
Lots of love