Trio of Triolets

The Secret Keeper’s writing prompt provided a lot of mileage. Or rather, I couldn’t fit the words into a single triolet. It took a chain of three, and even then, I’ve twisted the prompt a bit/a lot.

LIFE | WORK | REAL | SAFE | CLEAR

Clear nights like this, I see so far,

To where the geese fly safely home,

Following the bright north star.

Clear nights like this, I see so far,

Through bedroom window left ajar,

I long to follow through the foam.

Clear nights like this I see so far,

To where the geese fly safely home.

 

I’d fly the night with pulsing life

And listen to the song it sings,

Its sweetness keen as any knife.

I’d fly the night with pulsing life,

So full of dreams, of love and strife.

If only I had grey goose wings,

I’d fly the night with pulsing life

And listen to the song it sings.

 

There is a task before I leave

And fly the skies where true hearts go,

I’d ravel up this weary sleeve.

There is a task before I leave

And fly beyond the dawn, I’d grieve

For all the things I’ll never know.

There is a task before I leave

And fly. The sky’s where true hearts go.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

12 thoughts on “Trio of Triolets”

  1. The echoing of all your poetry but especially where you repeat a line, works so incredibly well and this is no exception. I felt a real sense of renewal and journey as well as you ever-present romance of the natural world in this one. A lovely Monday poem.

    1. Thank you 🙂 I like the challenges of the triolet, an eight line poem with only five different lines plus repeats that have to make sense, then that slight twist in emphasis or meaning at the end. To use five prompt words as well defeated me this time.

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