INFORM POET – SNOW WAY TRIOLET

Back to some form exploration… with a twist. Not only will I offer a form suggestion, but I will give you a subject that your poem will be based upon.

Today, we started getting our firsts glimpses of snow for the season. So, we will write a Triolet about something snow. That’s it and we’ll see how it goes.

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)
7th line A (entire 1st line repeated)
8th line B (entire 2nd line repeated)

Wax up the sleigh and think something, something snow!

WALT’S SNOW WAY TRIOLET:

NO ELEMENT OF SURPRISE

Do not try to guess what you’re getting,
though it’s not hard to do, you know.
you may find it really upsetting,
so do not try to guess what you’re getting.
The weather will catch you off-guard I’m betting,
so get ready, you’re getting some snow!
Do not try to guess what you’re getting
though it’s not hard to do, you know.

© Walter J Wojtanik – 2020

61 thoughts on “INFORM POET – SNOW WAY TRIOLET

  1. “The snow doesn’t give a soft white damn whom it touches.” —E.E. Cummings

    The snow doesn’t give a soft white damn
    that you had plans for this day.
    It falls. Every street and field crammed.
    The snow doesn’t give a soft white damn
    you’re wearing Gucci shoes, madam,
    with three-inch heels on which you sway.
    The snow doesn’t give a soft white damn
    that you had plans for this day.

  2. Combining with the prompt from Poetic Asides, sea creatures.

    Narwahls

    The magical unicorns of the sea
    Live in the artic their entire lives
    They’re made for the weather so wintery
    The magical unicorn of the sea
    Long defensive horns are actually teeth
    Shorter ones belong to the narwhal wives
    The magical unicorns of the sea
    Live in the artic their entire lives

  3. Autumn Sunset

    Just before the sun goes down
    when gardens glow with Midas lights
    bare trees put on their golden crowns.
    Just before the sun goes down
    dull sparrows look like fairy sprites.
    Just before the sun goes down
    when gardens glow with Midas lights.

  4. NO SNOW

    I want to live where there’s no snow.
    The sun and sea are more for me.
    There is one sure thing I know.
    I want to live where there’s no snow.
    I was born in Ohio,
    I don’t know why I didn’t flee.
    I want to live where there’s no snow.
    The sun and sea are more for me.

  5. Snowy Forecast

    The forecast is for snow today
    but I won’t get my hopes up high.
    I don’t sense it coming this way.
    The forecast is for snow today.
    How I’d love to ride in a sleigh,
    warm up with cider by and by.
    The forecast is for snow today
    but I won’t get my hopes up high.

  6. No Snow I Know

    I’m not aghast,
    there’s no snow
    in my forecast.
    I’m not aghast.
    Neither flurry or blast.
    we southerners know.
    I’m not aghast
    there’s no snow–

    –global warming
    is to blame.
    No snow forming?
    Global warming,
    climate deforming,
    a cold-hearted cruel shame.
    Global warming
    is to blame–

    –at least in the south,
    from what I’ve heard…
    word of mouth.
    At least in the south.
    Ask the horsth, ask the cowth,
    ask the crow, any bird.
    At least in the south,
    from what I’ve heard.

    © Damon Dean, 2020

  7. I grew up in Snow Central in Northern Maine. But my blood is much thinner now, and I freeze at 45 degrees. Thank God for the Emerald Coast.

    Snow White

    The first time you see the snow white
    In your shorts, tank top and flip-flops
    You would swear something just wasn’t right
    The first time you see the snow white
    Especially if first seen in bright sunlight
    It’s a vision that will make your heart stop
    The first time you see the snow white
    In your shorts, tank top and flip-flops

    © Earl Parsons – 2020

  8. The First Snow

    I loved it when the first snow arrived
    Of course that was in my younger days
    Looking back I’m amazed that I survived
    Still I loved it when the first snow arrived
    The bitter bite of winter made me feel alive
    With snowshoes and skates in the cold I’d stay
    ‘Cause I loved it when the first snow arrived
    Of course that was in my younger days

    © Earl Parsons – 2020

  9. SOMETHING AMISS IN COUNTY KERRY

    Begorrah, m’lad,
    `tis snow I’ve seen
    and I am sad;
    begorrah, m’lad,
    God must be mad
    to cover our green.
    Begorrah, m’lad,
    `tis snow I’ve seen.

  10. S
    N
    O
    W

    Snow

    The only snow I see is on tv.
    Shoveling for me is just old hat,
    and that’s the way it ought to be.
    The only snow I see is on tv,
    a fact that truly pleases me.
    I plan to always keep it like that.
    The only snow I see is on tv.
    Shoveling for me is just old hat.

  11. Weight of November Weather

    gray skies wait for snow
    a sullen change of weather
    before we know
    gray skies wait for snow
    at the end of a season to grown
    questions about whether
    gray skies wait for snow
    a sullen change of weather

    Mike Bayles

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