IN-FORM POET – TRIOLET

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Today’s foray into poetic form delves into an old stand-by, The Triolet. The triolet is a very brief, tightly rhymed poem that, like the pantoum, takes part of its structure from the repetition of entire lines. A triolet is eight lines, as follows:

1st line A
2nd line B
3rd line a (rhymes with A)
4th line A (entire 1st line repeated)
5th line a (rhymes with A)
6th line b (rhymes with B)B)
7th line A (entire 1st line repeated)
8th line B (entire 2nd line repeated)

Marie’s Surprising Triolet:

Early Results

Her facebook profile boasts a tester
Clear response dispels all doubt
No need to let the question fester
Her facebook profile boasts a tester
“Pregnant,” in her first trimester
Cradling a little sprout
Her facebook profile boasts a tester
Clear response dispels all doubt!

(Yep! Sophie (Marie’s grandbaby) is going to be a big sister!) 🙂:)

Walt’s Terrible Triolet:

GIRLS AND BOYS

Waiting for the winds to whip and whirl,
a Buffalo winter teases and annoys.
A tease to all the snow-bunny girls
waiting for the winds to whip and whirl.
With small ski jumps and an airborne twirl
it’s a pleasing sight for all the boys
waiting for the winds to whip and whirl.
A Buffalo winter teases and annoys.