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Hello Folks … ready for a new form?
Today we’re going to look into a little poem called the “Tritina” The Tritina is the little cousin of the Sestina, a very complex 36 line poem from the twelfth century which we’ll look further into one day 😉 .
How does the Tritina work:
The “Tritina” is a ten lined poem, divided over three tercets with a single line at the end of the poem. You can stop after the ten lines or create sequences to make a longer poem. Tritinas arose in the 20th century. They use three end words that are repeated throughout the poem.
Guidelines to writing a poem in Tritina form:
The poem has ten lines, grouped into three tercets and one conclusive line.
Tritinas have no meter requirements – However whatever meter you pick, you should try to stick with it to maintain the rhythm of your poem.
The rhyme scheme, if you choose to have one, is based on the three end words you choose.
Having chosen your three words, your pattern should look like this: ABC, CAB, BCA and the last line have all three words in it, bringing you back to ABC.
And here’s an example of how it’s done in rhyme:
In my ears ring this sweet melody
The beating of a healing heart
The suturing of a frayed soul
The needle that stitches this tattered soul
Is the peaceful chiming of the melody
Of an ever mending heart
To you I give this beating heart
To you I bear my sutured soul
With you I share this curative melody
This ever ringing melody, healing this heart and sewing this soul
Skylar Spring © copyright 2011
And now for a little inspiration:
Or you might want to choose another stimulating painting, photo or piece of music to inspire you to write either the Tritina or a variation of the Shadorma.
Once you have done so please tag: Mindlovesmisery’s Menagerie and B&P’s Shadorma and Beyond and then add your name to the Mr. Linky app below.
Have a great week folks! Bastet