That September Day

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub  (posted by Laura Bloomsbury)
Meeting The Bar:  Something Noel in Lines

"Since today is the 9th of the 9th month it is fitting for that numeral to inform today’s poetry form –  so let’s meet The Novelinee!

"Yes, it’s a nine line stanza poem overlaid with this rhyme sequence:

But that’s not all!! The novelinee was invented by Sarah Rayburn from the Spenserian stanza but written in iambic pentameter or 10 syllable lines (decasyllabic) with alternate stresses."

On this September day, we grieve for those
whose lives were taken, their futures ended,
their families waiting, names yet unknown.
A shock too appalling to comprehend–
the stench of smoke, fires out of control.
I watched from tunnel my building explode,
and knew there’d be colleagues left in that hole.
We sat glued to news, as tears overflowed.
Forever my heart will remain shadowed.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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