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My intent here is to write a poem from the prompt I give to you , the reader, in hopes that it will inspire something and get others to write with me.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Form Monday hosted by Shan Ellis-Williams – Triolets Part II

We would like to thank Shan for all the wonderful lessons on the Triolet, You have great advice, Shan... we all thank you !!

A quick re-cap – The features of the Triolet are:
* 8 lines.
* Two rhymes.
* 5 of the 8 lines are repeated or refrain lines.
* First line repeats at the 4th and 7th lines.
* Second line repeats at the 8th line.

Just to remind you, the Triolet structure is ABaAabAB with A and B being the repeated refrain. You can have some fun with these refrains, changing them ever so slightly, as you emphasize an irony or bring a new meaning to the Triolet. Try the original form first as emphasized in week one, but when you’re comfortable use these steps to take it further.

An hour lost, or is it gained
the daylight beckons me again
once more my hands will be dirt stained
our garden beckons me again

my wish for spring I have campaigned
now like finding a long lost friend
the hour we lost is now gained
Spring time beckons me once again



  1. This triolet really shows your passion for gardening, and I thank you for writing it as this year is so busy for the constant gardener! I've been pruning my roses and weeding mine this afternoon with the help of my son! This is a great example of a subtle refrain changes for a triolet! Great job!

  2. Oh yes, spring beckons! You took me there Jl!
    ♥ ஆεlεɳa ~.^

  3. Another great write. You are amazing. You took me there also. You always do. Thanks Susie