The Believer

The Believer: A Nonet*

I reached the dead end called neverwhere
as my mind look for your traces.
My eyes didn’t see you go,
ears haven’t heard your voice,
skin haven’t felt you,
only my heart
believes that
you are

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

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In response to May Book Prompts –  by Sarah Doughty and MahWrites.

Today’s prompt is Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman.


The Nonet* is a popular invented stanzaic form that can be found all over the internet. Both Poetry Base and Shadow Poetry feature it as well as several other poetic communities.

The Nonet is:

  • stanzaic, written in any number of 9 line stanzas.
  • syllabic, 9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 syllables per line.
  • usually unrhymed.

40 thoughts on “The Believer”

  1. Love Nonets and Etherees. Very similar power types. Your Nonet is well written and makes me wonder about this book. It sounds fascinating 🙂

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      1. It’s the truth. Your writing is full of depth and meaning and it touches one’s heart and mind. So you totally deserve such heart-warming compliments, my dear 🙂 ❤

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  2. The last four lines have especially solid rhythm and faithful feeling. The whole poem speaks of a heart remaining hopeful even when arriving “neverwhere.” Strongly-expressed searching, Rosema!

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