Invented by Josephine Ann Louise Cortes-Love aka MajesticRose on AllPoetry, March 2012.
It was inspired by the original Nonet.
TO WRITE IN THIS FORM YOU NEED THE FOLLOWING RULES:
14 lines (2 stanzas, 7 lines each)
First stanza syllable count as follows: 5/7/9/11/13/15/17
Second stanza syllable count as follows: 17/15/13/11/9/5
The last word of each line is the first word of the next line. (word form)
The first word of the second stanza can either be the last word of the first stanza OR a new word
The poem can rhyme or have no rhyme at all
Dedicated to Majestic Rose
To write a Cortes
Cortes Nonet , I do mean,
Mean minded MajesticRose means that
that requirement that each line carries on so
so smoothly with the last word from the prior line if you,
you ambitious poet, think your muse can run free you may lose.
Lose just one word and you will be hitting delete way too many times.
Due to the already significant demands save trying to rhyme.
Rhyme if you wish. It is allowed I shall attempt it this time.
Time is on my side for I am half way through this verse.
Verse being used here to mean stanza, what’s worse,
worse than that, I’ll run out of couplets-
couplets needed to rhyme more.
More is out the door.
(c) Lawrencealot – June 1, 2012