Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 25 August 2018

Welcome to the Saturday Mix, 25 August 2018 – Lucky Dip!

For this week’s Lucky Dip, I have reached into my mystery bag and pulled out a Trois-par-Huit. The topic is up to you!

You may be thinking to yourself, What on earth is a Trois-par-Huit?

Luckily, Shadow Poetry has an explanation…


The Trois-par-Huit was created by Lorraine M. Kanter.

Trois-par-Huit (Three-by-Eight or Octa-Tri for short), a poem containing three stanzas of 3, 3 and 2 lines OR 3, 2 and 3 lines: 8 lines total with a syllable count of 3, 6, 9, 12, 12, 9, 6, 3. The rhyming pattern is AAB BBC CC where the last line is the title of the poem and summarizes the meaning of the poem. *Note: These poems are to appear center aligned.

Example of Compound Word Verse

Christmas Tree (3, 3, 2 pattern)

Light glimmers;
silver tinsel shimmers
serenading ornamental shades

of a satin emerald and ruby parade
mingling with silhouettes of aged crystal cascade
Snowmen, Pixies and Angels to see

Atop the wise men three…
Christmas Tree

Copyright © 2004 Lorraine M. Kanter


Source: Shadow Poetry Editors, (accessed 25 August, 2018)

Good luck with your ‘Lucky Dip Troi-par-Huit’ – 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.


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