It's Poetry Friday

One of my writing goals of 2020 is to join in the fun of participating in Poetry Friday on a more regular basis. A few weeks ago I read Amy Ludwig Vanderwater’s poem “Wintertimes” at her blog on The Poem Farm. Amy explained that the structure of the poem is a triolet – an eight line poem with repeating lines and rhyming lines. It follows the pattern A, B, a, A, a, b, A, B. I thought it was so interesting, so I decided to try it out for myself.


Love declared in wondrous ways.

A borrowed line, a gift, a song.

Through tranquil nights. Through hectic days.

Love declared in wondrous ways.

A look, a touch, a secret phrase.

The bond between us deep and strong.

Love declared in wondrous ways.

A borrowed line, a gift, a song.

You can find today’s poetry roundup at Carol’s Corner. You’re invited!

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9 Responses to It's Poetry Friday

  1. Linda Mitchell says:

    Oh, what a beautiful triolet! I loved that post of Amy’s as well and made sure to give writing a triolet a try after seeing hers. I support you in participating more in PF. It’s a wonderful community and it really helps one grow as a writer. Best to you!

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  2. Oh, this is a lovely poem! The form fits the topic well, and your repeating lines are touching, like the subject. I’m hoping to participate more in Poetry Friday this year, too.

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  3. lindabaie says:

    Triolets can be tricky & yours is lovely, Rose. I love the rhymes you chose & the theme is touching. Welcome to Poetry Friday!

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  4. carwilc says:

    Triolets, both the structure and the rhyming, seem a little tricky to this free verse writer. You’ve definitely pulled it off. Your poem feels like a perfect Valentine card!

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  5. mbhmaine says:

    What a lovely triolet! I read Amy’s post as well and it reminded me how much I love this form when it works well–like it does here! I’ve been fooling around with one in my notebook, too. You’ve inspired me to go back and see if I can polish it up. Looking forward to seeing more of you at PF this year!

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  6. maryleehahn says:

    Love-ly! Thank you for sharing a triolet — now I want to try one!

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