Quarantine Blooms (2022 NaPoWriMo #09)

May might be here but I’m still working through the NaPoWriMo – 30 Poems in 30 Days prompts since I discovered them late.

Prompt 09

Write a poem in the form of a nonet.


Ah, the nonet is back! I recently learned this form from the poetry scavenger hunt hosted by A Different Perspective. Check here for the form rules and my first attempt at the form: The Crescent Moon’s Gentle Bend.

I decided to play with the form a little and add a second ‘reverse nonet’ stanza and included some of the “real time” views that I have while writing. I hope you enjoy.

Quarantine Blooms

Flowers blooming inside locked gates
Alive in red, yellow, and pinks
Against a backdrop of green
Imprisoned by beauty
Rooted together
In the rich soil’s
Grip beneath
The blue

Birds call
From the lines
Asking why we
Don’t fly over the
Padlocked gate’s rusty spires
Urging us ‘let go your fears’
‘Spread your wings and join us above’
‘The garden looks beautiful from here

Be well,



  1. murisopsis says:

    Monty this is delightful! The nonet/reverse nonet is good and I’m tickled that you are doing more of them! You garden is a riot of color – at least you have something pretty to look at !!!

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    1. Monty Vern says:

      When I showed the poem to my wife she said it looked like one of those sand time pieces and made her think of how we are currently waiting for life to restart. I guess it’s a bit of a concrete poem from that perspective.


  2. Beautiful flowers!! I hope you’re quarantine will be done and over with soon!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Monty Vern says:

      Thank you 🙏

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Kathleen says:

    Love this flight!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. aguycalledbloke says:

    Cracking photographs Monty and a great set of verses too 🙂

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    1. Monty Vern says:

      Thanks so much Rory!

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      1. aguycalledbloke says:

        Pleasure 🙂


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