Acronet poetry form

Poetry Styles is a website that briefly explains the how to of many classic verse forms and includes some invented forms that appear to have originated within its community of poets, especially the webmaster Christina Jussaume. Several of Christina’s invented forms have some spiritual feature. I have found some of these forms on other sites. I also include them here.

  • The Acronet is an invented verse form that appears to be a combination Acrostic and Nonet created by Patricia A Farnswort-Simpson in 2008.

    The Acronet is:

    • a poem in 18 lines made up of 2 nine line stanzas.

    • syllabic, 9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9 syllables per line.

    • rhymed at the discretion of the poet.

    • an acrostic, the first letter of each line when read vertically spells out a phrase.


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My thanks to Judi Van Gorder for years of work on this fine PMO resource.


This form was created by Patricia A Farnsworth-Simpson on 08/19/08. It is an Acrostic with a reversed Nonet, then an Acrostic with Nonet second.

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It seems that the community has adopted the first 9 lines from the specifications above judging by a recent online contest. Here is one of the submissions:

kissing my silken white beautiful
In the clouds falling rose petals
Softly in washed emotions
Sparkles colour the air
Endless my feelings
Delightful rose
Your lips beg

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 July 2013

My Example

Adoringly Addictive (Acronet)

Adoringly Addictive

An apparition on the prarie
Drew me into a wondrous world
Only I could seem to see
Restless and enticing
Images of women
Near and calling
God,she so
Looked like

Duties I
Complete to get me
Through the day until your
Image, a quite translucent
Vision presents itself before
Evening falls. For this each day, I live.

© Lawrencealot – October 3, 2014