Nonce Poetry: Dizzy

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 tenth challenge…Dizzy


A poem of 10 lines of 10 syllables with rhyme scheme: a/b/c/a/b/c/a/b/c/a. Requires words of motion be included.

Bonus: use the word dizzy


I’m guessing this one, once created, creates a sense of rhythm and motion and thats why it’s called what its called. I’ll have to see it to fully understand it. So off I go to write one.


Did you see that crazy rollercoaster’s loops?
It looks like a pretzel twisted thrice;
Zany twists and turns all while upside down;
Zipping through ever smaller flaming hoops!
You ready to try? Nobody’s goes twice!
You really want to? If you are, I’m down!
Zigging downside up we flew in wild swoops;
Zagging into the big blue sky we sliced!
I didn’t think we’d ever make it down!
Dizzy? Oh, yes — I’m still going in loops!

So I decided to add an additional twist to the poem and make it acrostic with DIZZY forward and backward. I think it adds to the effect. What do you think?


Be well,



  1. murisopsis says:

    I think you captured the motion and dizziness (especially with the acrostic)! Bravo!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Monty Vern says:

      Yes, I went pretty direct on this one!


  2. Kathleen says:

    Extra credit for you!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Monty Vern says:

      Aren’t I a good student?!


  3. Gold star for going above and beyond Monty! ⭐️


  4. poetisatinta says:

    So well executed and acrostic too congrats 🙌

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Monty Vern says:

      Thanks so much! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Good choice of end words for a delightfully dizzy poem!

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  6. saintvi says:

    I remember the exact moment I realized I was too old for rollercoasters. This poem brought it all vividly back and, while it’s excellently written and the double acrostic awesomely executed, I regret reading it immediately after eating. Well done indeed!

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    1. Monty Vern says:

      Aww! Sorry for the discomfort…but thank you for your compliments!!


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