Gallant pines (Triolet)

by - Mr. Darcy   May 7, 2019


By grassy edge of gallant pines,

I breathe the effervescent spring.

Echoes of song swim in my mind

by grassy edge of gallant pines.

Remembering how doves did cry

and nourish me beneath their wings. . .

by grassy edge of gallant pines

I breathe, the effervescent spring.

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- Mr. Darcy
© 2019

The triolet is a short poem of eight lines with only two rhymes used throughout. The requirements of this fixed form are straightforward: the first line is repeated in the fourth and seventh lines; the second line is repeated in the final line; and only the first two end-words are used to complete the tight rhyme scheme. Thus, the poet writes only five original lines, giving the triolet a deceptively simple appearance: ABaAabAB, where capital letters indicate repeated lines.

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  • 6 months ago

    by Imperfection

    Well done on ur win :) awesome job

  • 6 months ago

    by Poet on the Piano

    This poem felt so calming to read. It also felt natural and reverant to nature. There's a softness and almost an "echo" with the repeated lines that worked quite well.

    Beautiful triolet, I'm not sure I've written one before. Congrats on the win!

  • 6 months ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Fully deserved win, Michael. A very well done.

    • 6 months ago

      by Fraegduu

      Michael? This is Mr. Darcy

  • 7 months ago

    by Milly Hayward

    A complex form executed excellently. Beautifully written with lovely imagery. Much love Milly x

  • 7 months ago

    by Michael

    A nicely done formed piece Mr D. :)

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