“An Owl Visits Often” Unraveling Tuesday Collab #8

Owls circulate in catacombs
of knowledge … a prosperity
Heartaches die beneath sunsets
as pleasure holds threads in
sleep; faded murals
of existing
open wounds …

Process notes:
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 one syllable. It can be on any subject and rhyming is optional.

line 1 – 9 syllables
line 2 – 8 syllables
line 3 – 7 syllables
line 4 – 6 syllables
line 5 – 5 syllables
line 6 – 4 syllables
line 7 – 3 syllables
line 8 – 2 syllables
line 9 – 1 syllable


8 responses to ““An Owl Visits Often” Unraveling Tuesday Collab #8

  1. Pamela, love it and the new form to try and use. So many different ideas emerged from this image, and I love that as well. Thanks for playing along, I find it intriguing to see how each person interprets the image. I love owls, think of them as the eagles of the night, who see what lives in the shadows. That makes so much sense to what you have written. Thanks again,


  2. Elizabeth, owls are one of the most interesting creatures. I immediately saw an owl in the pic. Writing to it came quickly, and I knew I wanted to use the nonet form.

  3. Your words add such a new dimension to the picture Pamela. Wonderful. 🙂

  4. Pamela, this is a beautiful poem for that image. And I enjoyed the new form (to me).

  5. This is beautiful, Pamela, and thank you for the introduction to the nonet.

I appreciate all comments.

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