Short Verse Forms 1 – Triolet

December 2004

Introduction to WHCpoetrybridge

The purpose of poetrybridge is to make a union of two differing but complementary literary traditions possible. With this aim in view, poets skilled in both Eastern and Western verse forms engage in constructive and enlightening debate; share poetry; marvel at each other’s facility with language and forms; perhaps even open the way for poets, in a spirit of humility and friendship, to experiment awhile in a very different style of writing. What is envisaged, perhaps above all else, is a community of artists from whose love of writing a real conjoining of East and West (contrary to Kipling) can be achieved.

Bridging the continents,

Karina Klesko

Short verses – Triolet

The Triolet is an eight-line poem, with two rhymes and two repeating lines. The opening line occurs three times in this form. The first line is repeated as the fourth and seventh lines; the second and eight lines are the same.

Dark Moon Triolet

At times, the moon lies dark at night
comes a silence on the water
the stillness waiting for the Sight.
At times, the moon lies dark at night
and though the Lady of the light
from the Lake emerges daughter.
At times, the moon lies dark at night
comes a silence on the water.

Hortensia Anderson, USA

Rainleaf Triolet

A leaf hangs heavy in the rain
dark, green and drenched in liquid glass
illuminating every vein
a leaf hangs heavy in the rain
yet from this water torture pain
pale Chinese flowers light, amass
a leaf hangs heavy in the rain
dark, green and drenched in liquid glass.

Hortensia Anderson, USA

Wild Nights

Those wild nights that will never be,
they live within my heart and mind,
just dreams that burn inside of me.
Those wild nights that will never be,
continually they torture me,
the memory of you enshrined.
Those wild nights that will never be,
they live within my heart and mind.

Andrea Da Costa, Australia

Hold Your Dreams

You must hold your dreams tenderly,
though this world would tear them away,
keep nurturing them lovingly.
You must hold your dreams tenderly,
they’re notes of your heart’s melody,
you have so much music to play.
You must hold your dreams tenderly,
though this world would tear them away.

Andrea Da Costa, Australia

 

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One Response to Short Verse Forms 1 – Triolet

  1. qualandar says:

    Reblogged this on All Poetry Magazine.

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