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Nature - Triolet

A chapter in the book 38. Nature poems

The Cosmos Blooms In Fields

by Sandra du Plessis


This time of year the cosmos blooms
in fields around our town with flair;
before the winter cold resumes
this time of year the cosmos blooms
with vibrant colors soft perfumes
they draw the eye, we can but stare;
this time of year the cosmos blooms
in fields around our town with flair.


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TRIOLET

A Triolet is a poetic form consisting of only 8 lines. Within a Triolet, the 1st, 4th, and 7th lines repeat, and the 2nd and 8th lines do as well. The rhyme scheme is simple: ABaAabAB, capital letters representing the repeated lines.

Make writing a Triolet more challenging! Make each line 8 syllables in length (4 metrical feet), written in iambic tetrameter (the more common way), or try it in pentameter (English version) where each line only has 10 syllables (5 metrical feet).

Example #1:
My Heart Residing in Thy Chest

In response to Shelly's, "The Indian Serenade".

For, break it shall and so it must
My heart residing in thy chest
When placed in care of lover's trust
For, break it shall and so it must
Passion's ashes returned to dust
This lonely heart is laid to rest
For, break it shall and so it must
My heart residing in thy chest

Copyright 2003 Dan Tharp

Example #2:
In Mourning Black

In response to "All in Green" by e.e. cummings

Fair maid, clad all in mourning black
Rides off upon her golden steed.
A mocking gesture: heart she lack'd.
Fair maid, clad all in mourning black,
Sheds not a tear and turns her back
With no regrets for wicked deeds.
Fair maid, clad all in mourning black,
Rides off upon her golden steed.

Copyright 2003 Dendrobia

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