Illusory Happiness (Nonet)

‘Money can’t buy happiness!’


Hey everyone! The ‘Nonet’ is a poetic form that is extremely similar to the ‘Etheree’ (see The Golden Gleam (Etheree)). It consists of nine lines with a decreasing syllable count, going from 9 syllables in the first line to a single syllable in the last line. Hope you enjoy! 

‘Money can’t buy happiness!’… or so
I’ve heard my entire life — Yet what
Of the comfort and safety
It provides? Then again,
Money can’t buy love.
What’s ‘Happiness’?

Don’t forget to like, share, subscribe, and comment on what you thought of this poem, whether you prefer the Nonet or the Etheree, or what your thoughts are on today’s major question: “Can money buy happiness?”. Thanks for reading! ♥


Author: Anacrazyfuturewriter

Hey everyone! I'm a tenth-grade poetry enthusiast, Harry Potter aficionado, and public speaking connoisseur. My poems aim to convey the profound philosophical thoughts that come to me when I'm playing a game of chess or watching an episode of the Big Bang Theory. I love experimenting with new forms and styles of poetry, so you just might find yourself improving your own repertoire of poetic formats as you browse through this blog. Thanks for reading!

34 thoughts on “Illusory Happiness (Nonet)”

  1. You have written a perfect Nonet, a for of poetry I love. You can play with the form by either making it rhyme or making it an Acrostic Nonet or even both. As I say this is a perfect Nonet. 💜💜

  2. Love the musing and the form, also the line breaks and use of enjambment (where the thought wraps around onto the next line). Ideas about money and wants vs. needs were flooding my brain yesterday, funny you would link me to this today. 🙂

  3. I love the idea of your blog! You have the perfect form of the nonet down. I like the twist at the end and you seem to understand line endings and enjambment. If anything, I would encourage you to pull in something unique to your experience. I have personally really struggled with this. It is hard not to just repeat what others have said in a different way, though I think you did that very well. Really good poem…I would just encourage you to strive to pull in your unique voice into each poem. We will learn this together! 😛 Liked the hesitation at the end though…I felt like that last ‘right?’ added so much, like you weren’t sure or you were trying to convince yourself.
    Overall, though, I am excited that you are using poetry to express your feelings and experiences as a teenager. I look forward to hearing more! Haven’t yet found another teen that does this in my writing circles. Keep it up!

    1. Thank you so much!! Your words mean a lot. I love that you got I was trying to express through that ‘right?’ at the end. And I definitely do need to learn how to incorporate a personal touch into my poems. At the end there, you said that you haven’t found *another* teen… Are you a teen too?

      1. You are very welcome. 🙂 Keep working on that personal touch. I was probably on week 5 of my collection before I found what that was for me.
        Yes, I am 18. 😛 Turning 19 this summer and on the edge of leaving the teen arena…all the poetry that I have written as part of my poetry project has been me trying to capture my thoughts as a teen before I move on to the next point in my life…

        1. I was scrolling through my blog’s comments and came across this again. I feel like I have changed tremendously, don’t you? I really took your words to heart, and my most recent poems have been dedicated to introducing emotion into them. Thanks for the advice! ❤

          1. Awww, wow! Thanks! So glad that I was able to inspire you in any way…I was encouraged so much by those who took the time to help me in little ways.
            I know that I have grown so much in the last few months! So glad that you are as well.

            Looking forward to reading your poems again now that I am back in town!

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