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Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 7 April 2018

Welcome to the Saturday Mix, 7 April 2018 – Lucky Dip!

For this week’s Lucky Dip, I have reached into my mystery bag and pulled out a Triquain. Since there are many variations and complexities to this poetry form, the topic is up to you!

You may be thinking to yourself, What on earth is a Triquain?

Luckily, Shadow Poetry has an explanation…

Triquain
The Triquain, was created by Shelley A. Cephas. It is a poem with several creative variences and can be a rhyming or non-rhyming verse.

What are the different Triquain structures?

Simple
7 lines with 3, 6, 9, 12, 9, 6, and 3 syllables in this order.

Triquain Chain
A string of 2 to 4 Triquains, a space between each triquain.
2 stanzas – 3, 6, 9, 12, 9, 6, 3 3, 6, 9, 12, 9, 6, 3
3 stanzas – 3, 6, 9, 12, 9, 6, 3 3, 6, 9, 12, 9, 6, 3 3, 6, 9, 12, 9, 6, 3
4 stanzas – 3, 6, 9, 12, 9, 6, 3 3, 6, 9, 12, 9, 6, 3 3, 6, 9, 12, 9, 6, 3 3, 6, 9, 12, 9, 6, 3

Triquain Crown
A string of 5 Triquains, a space between each triquain.
3, 6, 9, 12, 9, 6, 3 3, 6, 9, 12, 9, 6, 3 3, 6, 9, 12, 9, 6, 3 3, 6, 9, 12, 9, 6, 3 3, 6, 9, 12, 9, 6, 3

Triquain Swirl
A repetition of the Triquain string that is connected by a 3 syllable line as follows:
3, 6, 9, 12, 9, 6, 3, 6, 9, 12, 9, 6, 3… and so on.

Also, to be more creative, you may add a hidden thought in your swirl by taking 3 or 4 syllables in line 6 of your first triquain in the swirl and link it to the following 3 syllable lines throughout your poem to make a thought summing up what you have written in your poem.

Triquain and Triquain Swirls are always centered.

An example of a Triquain Swirl
night watch (Triquain Swirl)

a tangy
sweetness fills the sea air
as a zephyr gently caresses
clouds moving across the sky much like an aura
of a painted luminous rainbow
that will pierce your senses
as you dream,
a bouquet like perfume
will bring peaceful rest through the evening
as the moon and stars in the heavens watch over
earth in silence of serenity
ending darkness to bring
in God’s light.

(hidden thought: pierce your senses as you dream in God’s light)

Copyright © 2007 Shelley A. Cephas

Source: Shadow Poetry Editors, http://www.shadowpoetry.com/resources/wip/triquain.html (accessed 7 April, 2018)

Good luck with your ‘Lucky Dip Triquain’ – I can’t wait to see what you come up with! Don’t forget to tag ‘Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie’, ‘Saturday Mix’, and hashtag #LuckyDip.

As always, make sure you link your fabulous creation to the helpful Mister Linky.

About weejars

I am a teacher with a passion for writing short stories, poems and other scribblings to provide an outlet for my more creative side. Hope you enjoy the ride!

12 comments on “Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 7 April 2018

  1. weejars
    April 7, 2018

    Reblogged this on By Sarah and commented:

    Something different for lucky dip – a triquain!

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  4. Jules
    April 7, 2018

    Digging into the history of the area where I am visiting – here’s a Triquain Crown:
    Adventure Awaits

    Thank you for the new form 🙂

    • weejars
      April 7, 2018

      Hope you enjoyed it! I always like trying out new poetry forms

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  6. Henrietta Watson
    April 7, 2018

    Reblogged this on All About Writing and more.

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