Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

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My poem “Ode to Halloween” published on Spillwords Press Oct. 22, 2021

Once upon a spooky Halloween
nightmares consume sweet lullabies
frightful silhouettes assault
an unsuspecting moon
whilst din breaks silence
witches cast spells
as darkness
fills the

fools and ghouls
bats and black cats
the darkness their friend
stars drip from inky skies
moonbeams demised in the mist
omens and karma join the scene
Once upon a spooky Halloween

The poetry form is Nonet. My poem is a double Nonet.

A nonet has nine lines. The first line has nine syllables, the second line eight syllables, the third line seven syllables, etc... until line nine finishes with one syllable. It can be on any subject and rhyming is optional.

line 1 - 9 syllables
line 2 - 8 syllables
line 3 - 7 syllables
line 4 - 6 syllables
line 5 - 5 syllables
line 6 - 4 syllables
line 7 - 3 syllables
line 8 - 2 syllables
line 9 - 1 syllables

Franci Eugenia Hoffman (Eugi)

Franci enjoyed a dedicated career in the insurance industry for over 20 years being rewarded both professionally and personally. Now it’s time for Franci to follow her dreams by doing things she enjoys…spending time with family, learning, sharing, traveling, and writing poetry. Franci’s writing and creative endeavors can be found at her blog, Eugi’s Causerie. Franci has authored eBooks Fanciful Delights and Mama, me and Mother Nature, and also has writings at Spillwords, PoetrySoup,, and various anthologies.

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Ken Boddie

1 month ago #2

Begs the question, Franci, “Is a ‘non’ like a ‘nonet’ but only bigger?”

Should it really be called a ‘ninet’? 

Wouldn't it be a challenge, then, to do a ninety ninet?


Lada 🏡 Prkic

1 month ago #1

I've just read your poem on Spillwords, Franci. I like the hourglass shape of your double Nonet. Thank you for introducing us to different poetic forms. I like your poetry very much. :)


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