For this week’s challenge, I had a look at a form I haven’t tried since I used it for the challenge months ago—the tritina. It’s a ten line poem arranged in three stanzas of three lines, and ends with a single line. The key words are the end of line words that become repeat and refrain words, so the best way to tackle it is to choose your three end of line words before you start.
The prompt image is this one by Cornoyer, entitled Early spring in Central Park.
Choose three words you’d associate with the image, words that will fall at the end of your lines. Number them 1,2,3.
Your first stanza has three lines, with end of line words in the order 1,2,3.
Second stanza, the end of line words are in the order 3,1,2
Third stanza 2,3,1.
Last line uses all three words in order 1,2,3.
The lines don’t have to be any particular length but it’s usual for them to be all of the same length.
Sounds complicated but it isn’t. Leave you link in the comments as usual, before next Tuesday please, and have fun!
I chose the words
1) rain 2) green 3) partings
In spring there’s always so much rain
You said it makes the grass grow green
You said life is made of partings.
Our goodbyes were all small partings
We’d kiss goodnight beneath the rain
In spring when grass was always green.
A colour I can’t bear is green
It brings to mind all of our partings
Drowning happiness like the rain.
Rain falls, pours green laughter on partings.