Triolet – the Song

This is the second of my borrowed first line poems – this time borrowed from Charles Causley.

pine-siskin © dave-wendelken

I am the song that sings that little bird—
the one just there, the brown one, yellow wings;
the sweetest music I have ever heard.
I am the song that sings a little bird,
the notes so pure, yet trilling.  It’s absurd
how hard to quell the sadness when I sing
that lovely song that sings a little bird
to please me, that brown one with yellow wings.

Loosely linked to Margo Roby’s Imagistic Prompt


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9 Responses to Triolet – the Song

  1. This is so happy; I’m smiling!


  2. Tilly Bud says:

    This is lovely Viv; really pretty.


  3. Patti says:

    I love this, Viv. And I really liked your response to one of the comments about it being a happy accident. More than once, I’ve been in the middle of a comment on someone’s blog, and realized that the words I was typing were a poem being born. Most of what I write is a happy accident.


  4. Victoria says:

    This is so lovely…I enjoy birds so much. We have a Mourning Dove Mama nesting on our front porch and saw the first oriole of the season at our oriole feeder just a few moments ago. :0)


  5. anjum wasim dar says:

    lovely bird song poem-you always bring up the unique style which is thoroughly enjoyable


  6. margo roby says:

    Oy! I love this. As Misky says, charming, but a little something more. Quite lovely, ViV


    • vivinfrance says:

      One of those happy accidents, Margo. I’d finished the first exercise ahead of time. We’d been talking about triolets and this one popped into my head in about 3 minutes.


  7. Misky says:

    A very charming little piece that really made me smile … which I really need with this drip-drip-drip miserable weather we’re having.


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