Newspaper’s Noise: A Neville*


Newspaper’s Noise: A Neville*

Nervous, hurried, keyboard taps serve
nest for stories’ mind.
Never, eyes can’t be blind
news‘re inclined to evil’s curve.
No, good news exist but
no one can ever shut
noise of society’s evil nerves.

©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.

Photo credit: Matt Popovich

In response to Daily Post: Newspaper and Napowrimo Day 12.


Today, I challenge you to write your own index poem. You could start with found language from an actual index, or you could invent an index, somewhat in the style of this poem by Thomas Brendler.


Neville is a verse form with a combination of trimeter and tetrameter lines, created in honor of Mrs. Neville Saylor by James B. Gray.

The Neville is:

  • a heptastich, a poem in 7 lines.
  • metric, L1, L4, & L7 are iambic tetrameter and L2,L3,L5 & L6 are iambic trimeter.
  • rhymed, rhyme scheme abbacca.

Read more of my Napowrimo 2016 poems here!

38 thoughts on “Newspaper’s Noise: A Neville*”

  1. No, good news exist but
    no one can ever shut
    noise of society’s evil nerves.

    This is so so true. Good news definitely exists but it feels more like the bad news always tends to prevails over the good.

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      1. Well, there’s good and bad everywhere in the world. If focusing on the bad helps in a positive way then it makes sense. Else, there’s enough heartbreak in the world and I’d rather spread cheers and love 🙂


  2. Oooh, I don’t know how you kept capturing such depth in so few words, but once again you’ve penned something so thought-provoking and poignant, Rosema.
    “No, good news exist but
    no one can ever shut
    noise of society’s evil nerves.” ~> These lines gave me shivers, but in the best way. They’re eerie and accurate. You did fantastic on this prompt!

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    1. oh my dear Jade! I feel so privilege having you as a reader. your thoughts are deep, and your eyes are so keen, and I am so delighted my poems are experience them all!
      i can never thank you enough! 🙂

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  3. Intriguing form! Maybe I can try (since you offer the challenge). But your theme, the tendency for news coverage to be negative, is selected and crafted with care and such insight. Smart, artful work, Rosema!

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    1. Thank you, Azul! 🙂 Now I am glad I can read your comment. Thank you for catching my attention. I missed I chitchats actually but I thought you might be busy.. then there! your comments are all in my spambox. 😦

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