Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Nonet: Doors





       end  
       doors locked                                                          
       closing  day                                                              
       graduation                                                                 
       wedding, parting ways                                                 
       tears, memories, regrets                                                         
       none but gratitude, hearts full                                                       
       we looked at the pictures fondly                                                          
       and placed the album back on the shelf                                                                  


       turning around, we open the mail 
       invites and possibilities     
       YES, the magic answer to        
       new doors; we ring the bell     
       raising up glasses  
       with friends, we toast      
       as a new   
       journey        
       start     




Author's Note:   Life is a series of doors, closing and opening.  And this applies to relationships as well.   If you are not happy with your relationship, just walk out of the door.  If you don't want complications, don't open the door when someone knocks (specially in the wee hours of the morning).   If you are happy, keep the door locked, and throw away the key.    


As one door closesanother door opens.  Shared with One Shot Wednesday final post, I wrote my first nonet in tribute to OSW, Form Monday.  Hosted by Gay Cannon, Corbie Sinclair shared this form:  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. (The first part goes in reverse;   the second part follows the rules, hopefully.)   


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Picture credit:   beautiful-portal.tumblr

42 comments:

  1. So true, why put up with the BS, life is to short and when you get through that one door where you want to stay, slam the sucker shut..haha

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  2. Painfully beautiful reflection and image. I love the artistry of your words, Heaven. Looking forward to getting to know you more at dVerse

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  3. the anticipation of the new doors opening is always a thrill :)

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  4. Beautiful. Perfect words for today.

    'raising up glasses
    with friends, we toast
    as a new
    journey
    start'

    Nice to see you here, too!

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  5. this is good food for thought, heaven

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  6. I was just thinking about life as a series of leavings...thank you for reminding me that life is also about the arrivings.

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  7. smiles. i am honored to have you along on that journey with us...i have found through out life i may know the next step, just not the one after that...but it does not keep me from stepping...

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  8. life is def a series of doors... great poem

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  9. cool you tried your hands on the nonnet form - and true about the doors that open and close..and we keep walking, never knowing what is next but always expectant...smiles

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  10. lovely sexual esoteric poetry, very enjoyable.

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  11. So true...life is a series of doors. I enjoyed this!

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  12. Love sms Says:


    It a great place to learn about love Please tell me how i can get check my love percentage

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  13. so true -doors open and close all the time. cheers to you for a great nonnet. Tried that myself but with dissappointing results. will try again though. hope you are having a wonderful day. thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  14. Nice the way you've flipped the form and doubled it, and made it echo the idea of a progression visually as well as in your well-chosen words. Enjoyed it, Heaven.

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  15. I've never heard of a nonnet...and this is wonderful....very interesting form.

    Doors: you got it going here.

    Lady Nyo

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  16. Wonderfully creative and imaginative. I enjoyed both journey's.

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  17. This is so true of life, as one door closes another opens and if it doesn't, then we are not using our eyes properly.
    Lovely verse and tribute to the team

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  18. I loved the way you laid this out in reverse. I also liked your little commentary afterward. You make it sound so deliciously simple.

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  19. Here's to always finding a new door to open, when one has to close. Wonderful write!

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  20. Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments...

    whoowhoo for great opening day!

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  21. I have grown to love that life is about opening and closing doors, but it was hard to learn to appreciate the closing. Lovely poem and lovely picture :)

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  22. Wonderful work within a specific framing form, Heaven. What you describe so well here is very true. While Life's many doorways may not line up as one long hallway, it's the twists and turns, the decisions to enter or ignore that make it so worth the living. Thank you.

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  23. In no way to brag, but I have been through many doors. When one door closed--for whatever reasons--another ALWAYS opened, sometimes across the hall, sometimes across the street, across town, or across the "state line"...oh GAWD!

    And each and everywhere I found if love I give, love I received. Life is WONDERFUL!

    Congratulations on this nice new home!

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  24. Well done! I tried one of those, and that form beat me down.

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  25. I love that there's always a new journey to start. ;-)

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  26. I love nonets - and the thought of life as a series of doors. nice fit.

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  27. Heave, I really enjoyed this poem!
    Very nice!

    Margie :)

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  28. i love pieces like this.

    i'm so tickled i stumbled across
    your blog.

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  29. Wonderful passage through the metaphor, sugggesting a face of it that I hadn't considered -- when times are good, keep the door shut! You do a nice transition at the end to introducing dVerse. - Brendan

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  30. A brilliantly constructed poem, demonstrating great economy of language and a perfect match between words and image.

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  31. Lovely poem Heaven. Nice to see someone other then I doing Nonets...

    I had trouble getting to your blog. I clicked on your icon in my following box, and it did not bring me here. I had to use my direct link. Is that the way you want it to be set up?...

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  32. I would advise against throwing away any key you may need later, regardless of what you may thing currently. Nice piece, Heaven.

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  33. At first I was thinking like Eric. But then I remembered so many times 'keeping the key' and unlocking the old unpainted door. What is inside the room will never CAN NEVER be the same as before. Time does not go backward. Sorry, I'm just thinking out loud here--grin!

    REEEELY like your avatar picture, it's a gem!

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  34. I have used that analogy in my own life. Wonderful that you echo it here. (In my head I also hear the lines from Hotel New Hampshire) "just keep walking by those open windows" although that has a completely different meaning.

    You utilized the Nonet form here very well and I like the inversion as echo as Joy said. Had you added a line of 10 syllables it would have been an etheree. Maybe we'll look at those sometime soon. It might be fun to have a look at those geometrically shaped poems.

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  35. I love the way your Nonet went from 1 to 9 and back again, echoing the content of your poem. Very clever and difficult to pull off!

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  36. Doors... windows... portals of all sorts. They lead us on the next leg of the journey. Love the form. You've inspired me to give it a go.

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  37. What you say is so true, it resonates. Like the picture too! // Peter.

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  38. Stunning image. Memorable.

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  39. A wonderful poem and even more wonderful advice at the end. People should do more "walking away" and not torture themselves thinking they have to stay. No, you don't!

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