Pride at work (acrostic/ mirrored reverse nonet)

by Mr. Darcy   Jun 9, 2021

Two sombrero
Hats of soft felt by
Working in them. Now he's
Obliged to wear safety hats,
Rendering smooth pink skin with a
More practical, less en vogue headwear.

Having taken a wild leap of faith
Ed noticed whilst eating soil, an
Ants path lit up, flare like, so
Dirt needn't halt fashion!
Lights mean less danger,
A new outfit. . .
Mini dress +
Pink heeled


Mr. Darcy
© 2021


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 finishes with one syllable. It can be on any subject and rhyming is optional.


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  • 1 month ago

    by Em

    Loved this Mr D

  • 1 month ago

    by Ben Pickard

    A perfect poem for the pride month, Michael. Glad to see this very clever work nominated.

  • 1 month ago

    by Everlasting

    Ah, nonets. I think if I remember correctly, this were one of the first forms I encountered in this site. It was either, this or the etheree, but that’s how I learnt to count syllables. Good memories.

    Thanks for the reminder. I like what you did with the acrostic. If I understood, this is all about Ed the worm?

    • 1 month ago

      by Mr. Darcy

      I too cut my teeth on these forms. With it being Pride month I thought, why not write about a male earthworm who discovers wearing headlamps enables him to express his sexuality at work.
      Thanks for the comment.

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