Day 9 Poem-a-day challenge

Prompt from NaPoWriMo, write in a specific form the nonet. A nonet has nine lines. The first line has nine syllables, the second has eight, and so on until you get to the last line, which has just one syllable. My poem today is about a train ride. I do love a train!

At the train station.

The Train: a Nonet

What is more sensual than a train?   

Its rhythmical clackety-clack,            

sways side to side, mile on mile,       

color from window blurs                   

until we slow down                           

through every town.                          

Whistle blows,                                    

screech to                                           


Jacquelyn Markham (4/9/22)