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B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond – Triolet – May 9, 2015

Edmund Dulac.  Abysm of Time, n.d. WikiArt.

Edmund Dulac. Abysm of Time, n.d. WikiArt.

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Hello everyone!  This is Paloma again, greeting you from B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond. Thank you for participating in last week’s challenge!

For this week you have the choice of writing a shadorma (a non-rhyming six-line poem in 3/5/3/3/7/5), or a “Triolet“.

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What is a Triolet? 

*  There are two four-line stanzas;
*  Line length and meter are the poet’s choice;
*  Lines 1, 4, and 7 are the same;
*  The rhyming scheme is abaa / abab.

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Yes.  You read that correctly.  There are 8 lines; three of them are the same.  This gives the tiolet a song-like feel.

Here are two examples:

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We Poets
LuAnn Kennedy (1984– )

We poets are so very strange!
We write and write and lose our minds!
Emotions flow in quite a range;
We poets are so very strange!

We’re happy. Then, we quickly change;
To make a world it takes all kinds.
We poets are so very strange!
We write and write and lose our minds!

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How Great My Grief
Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

How great my grief, my joys how few,
Since first it was my fate to know thee!
– Have the slow years not brought to view
How great my grief, my joys how few,
Not memory shaped old times anew,
Nor loving-kindness helped to show thee
How great my grief, my joys how few,
Since first it was my fate to know thee?

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Feel free to write a shadorma and/or triolet.  The choice is yours! When you have written your poem(s), please TAG them B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond and MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie. Then add your link to the Mister Linky widget below.

Good luck!
Paloma

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11 comments on “B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond – Triolet – May 9, 2015

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  4. Cressida
    May 9, 2015

    Here is mine. Mr Linky is being difficult again.

    http://seachurn.blogspot.com.au/2015/05/triolet.html

    I love this painting…it inspired my triolet. These forms you are prompting us with
    Jen are fun to do.I like a challenge. Thanks !

    • Jen
      May 11, 2015

      Very glad you enjoyed it – the painting and the form! It’s good to try them out 🙂
      Now if only I can get my act together and get written too — yikes!

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  7. thotpurge
    May 11, 2015

    https://thotpurge.wordpress.com/2015/05/11/snake-boat/ Deceptive form…sounds very easy but hard to get the right tone because of all that repetition. Much fun! 🙂

    • Jen
      May 11, 2015

      Yes, it’s a trade-off, isn’t it?
      I’m glad you had fun with it 🙂

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  9. adaspoetryalcove
    May 18, 2015

    Posting late, wrote this and then forgot to up load. Thanks for the fun prompt.

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