•∙♦∙• hope •∙♦∙• {a nonet}

People of Chilmark, Thomas Hart Benton, 1920

most people will do much to survive

their nasty, selfish side comes out

in the heat of  the moment

fear overtakes all else

no one stops and thinks

little i ask ~

cease this   …..give

…..respect

…..hope

•∙♦∙•

this is my submission to ~

One Stop Poetry Form Monday     at     One Stop Poetry     a Fabulous site for poets
Nonet hosted by Corby Sinclair

Mag 73   at   Magpie Tales
prompt:   image above

Prompt #113     at     Carry on Tuesday
prompt:  use all or part of  “Little I ask, my wants are few”

Prompt 176   at   One Single Impression
prompt:   respect

3WW CCXLVIII     at     Three Word Wednesday.
3 words:   cease, heat, nasty

i am participating in ~

NaBloPoMo

Post A Day

Poetry Form ~ Nonet:

hosted by Corbie Sinclair

In writing it involves a poem with a total of nine lines. The first line must have nine syllables, second line eight syllables, third line seven syllables and so on until you end with one syllable. It has a ABCDEFGHI or alpha numerical form, so each line is a different ending word. The corresponding syllables are 9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1. …..Read More

Contentment
a poem by
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Contentment

“Man wants but little here below”
Little I ask; my wants are few;
I only wish a hut of stone,
(A very plain brown stone will do,)
That I may call my own;
And close at hand is such a one,
In yonder street that fronts the sun……Read More

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24 responses to “•∙♦∙• hope •∙♦∙• {a nonet}

  1. jgavinallan

    Dani:
    This is real intense…and just plain “real.”
    Jaye

    • i don’t like this verse ~ i didn’t like the feeling i got from the painting and really should have passed on this week’s Magpie Tales. i do, however, really appreciate your visit and comment, Jaye. ♥ thank you.

  2. Well written and well understood. A truth in life and in social interactions. We must hope for the best. Thank you so much for writing and linking. I appreciate all your support! Gay

    • it is i who appreciate your support and encouragement, Gay! everyone at One Stop Poetry has been kind in visiting and commenting. ♥ i do want to try the Nonet form with something less depressing. {smile}

  3. The picture reminds me a bit of chaos… so busy.
    The prose is as usual, full of imagery, deep and lovely.

    • that’s the feeling i get from the photograph, too ~ and desperation. i really appreciate your visit and too kind comment. ♥ thank you.

  4. You’ve been a great supporter, dani, and it’s always been a pleasure swinging through to see your work. Thanks for taking up the nonet challenge! – and thank you for the kind words on my own blog. I’m sorry One Stop’s going the way it’s going, and that after next week there seems there will be naught left…but I’ll still be about, and I’ll still be swinging by, so I hope to see you around!

  5. Yikes, you tackled a challenging image and a “new-to-me” form … I read about Nonet a few days ago, and I am still working on it. I scratched my initial piece and turned the subject into something else … I am delighted to see your versatility! Well done, dani!! \(^o^)//

  6. You’re right, in hard times we need to be less selfish, taking less and not more.

    • i hope that in a true crisis, such as a natural disaster, that i would be able to maintain that attitude. thank you for your visit and comment. ♥

  7. Great write for the picture!

  8. Intriguing! Well crafted.

  9. It is so important to cease for a moment, in time of heat.

    Powerful write.

  10. Way too much for me………..

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