NaPoWriMo Day 9 – The Gift

Today’s prompt is to write in a specific form – the nonet! A nonet has nine lines. The first line has nine syllables, the second has eight, and so on until you get to the last line, which has just one syllable.

I wrote two nonets on the subject. I wasn’t sure which sounded better, so, I shared both, last evening. A big thanks to those who helped me decide which was better. I’m pasting the other one below the post as a reminder that I can depend on you to help me when I’m confused (or the comments on this post will leave me wondering in future what the deleted one was.)

My poem for today- The Gift

He told her she should value money 
So, she spent wisely and never 
indulged. Then, one day, she bought
herself a cashmere, with
money he left her -
she said, it was
his parting
gift, to 
her.


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The deleted one

Deleted---kept only for record. Not meant to be read!
He told her she should value money 
So, she spent wisely and never 
indulged. Then, one day, she bought
herself a cashmere, with 
the money he left
her; certain, he'd 
want for her 
to have
it.

11 responses to “NaPoWriMo Day 9 – The Gift”

  1. Vineetha Brijesh Avatar

    Both the poems are really good Smitha. But I found the second one more interesting

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you, Vineetha for letting me know. I’m very glad you found it interesting.

      Like

  2. boundlessblessingsblog Avatar

    Both the poems are excellent. Well taken challenge, Smitha.

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  3. Sonia Dogra Avatar

    She was smart, I’ll say!

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Haha…right? Cashmere is a good investment. Thanks, Sonia for reading.

      Like

  4. Manja Maksimovič Avatar

    I prefer the second one, it carries a bigger punch.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thanks so much, Manja, for helping me choose. X

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Andrea Stephenson Avatar

    I prefer the second – both are good and have different messages, the second is a bit sassier and has a bit more tension so I find it more interesting.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you very much, Andrea for helping me decide. The second one shall be my offering for the prompt then. XXX

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Sangbad Avatar

    Both complement each other…

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thanks Sangbad for letting me know.

      Like

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