TRIOLET, The Song

More for the  Phoenix Rising Poetry Guild rhyme-fest

The Song

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.

VFB 6.6.2012
first line borrowed from Charles Causley.

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)

 

I had a couple of rondeaux ready for the final  fling for this rhyming prompt, but on re-reading, I decided they wouldn’t do.  I shall buckle down and try to write a better one for tomorrow!

 

 

 

 

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3 Responses to TRIOLET, The Song

  1. I love this one, Viv! It’s like music.

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  2. ladysighs says:

    I like the Triolet. One more I am not familiar with. 😦 I may buckle down and try it, but not tomorrow. 🙂 Or the next day. lol

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