Friday, January 25, 2013

Triolet...Blue skies...

A Triolet is a poetic form consisting of only 8 lines. Within a Triolet, the 1st, 4th, and 7th lines repeat, and the 2nd and 8th lines do as well. The rhyme scheme is simple: ABaAabAB, capital letters representing the repeated lines. This triolet is written in iambic tetrameter.

Blue skies upon my awakening shout
Phosphorescent skies of an evening stir my soul
Variations in between scales of rainbow trout
Blues skies upon my awakening shout
Threatening dark skies bring wicked doubt
Rows of ruffled clouds set life at cruise control
Blue skies upon my awakening do shout
Phosphorescent skies of an evening stir my soul

by klr


  1. ...Beautiful...thoughts about skies are shows...enjoyed it...smiles...

  2. Poem works so beautifully with the photo!

  3. Triolet is a new form to me. Enjoyed your sky musings :-)

  4. Never heard of this form... good job! It seems difficult though... maybe I'll try it someday

  5. It works so well with the repetitions. There's a certain feel around it. It appears to be pulling the old and joining the new. Nicely Kathy!


  6. nice...i like the allusion to the rainbow trout...they can be so beautiful when you pull them out....def like the sky as well....well done...

  7. beautiful work. adorable.


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