Nonce Poetry: Inetersperse

In celebration of National Poetry Month @murisopsis from A Different Perspective is once again hosting a poetic scavenger hunt. This year’s theme is “nonce” form poetry. What is nonce form poetry? Well, it’s basically a form that was created by a poet for their own use. What’s interesting about a nonce form is that if it is adopted by other poets and used more often it will no longer be considered a nonce form, but rather become recognized as a “valid” poetical form.

The scavenger hunt features thirteen nonce form challenges all to be completed within the month of April. I highly encourage you to check out the prompts and participate here.

Ok, now onto the third challenge…Inetersperse


A poem of at least five lines where the last word of every line must be monosyllabic, different from the last word of every other line, and occur in one additional place in the poem.

Bonus: include a color

David Bogomolny

Yet to Bloom

Tall, thorny and green
The rose bush yet to bloom
It’s green stems reaching tall
Drawing from my hands blood red
Awaiting her to bloom, her color known not yet
Perhaps a gentle pinkish white, a truly subtle rose
Or maybe matching my spilled red blood.

Weaving in the repetition of the end-words was harder than I anticipated, but I’m pretty happy with the result. This poem was inspired by yesterday’s garden project pictured below.

Rose Yet to Bloom

Be well,



  1. murisopsis says:

    Whoa! This is very good! The words flow and it took me a moment to find the end words repeated – they fit so naturally into the poem!

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    1. Monty Vern says:

      Wow! Very kind words. Thank you.


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