Branches Weary ~ nonet

Branches Weary

Broken shadows across the cracked ground
Season’s burden, branches weary
Tired shade already turning
As each day grows shorter
September arrives
A life well-lived
Finally
Winding
Down

This nonet is my response to Poetics: 9 across for a count down,
the prompt from Laura at dVerse ~ Poets Pub, which is to write
a nonet starting with one of four given lines from poems about September.
The line I have chosen, “Broken shadows across the cracked ground,”
is from To the Light of September, by W. S. Merwin.

24 thoughts on “Branches Weary ~ nonet

  1. Great stuff, KG. I was reluctant about this challenge, but ended up using the same lines from Merwin in mine (a nonet in reverse). I guess we’ll all be shadows soon, eh?

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  2. “A life well-lived finally winding down” I was born in September, this year I celebrate the last of the 70s! I feel time passing more quickly than I thought possible. Yet I feel as energized as I did in my youth, ready for more. I love this poem.

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