The trine (prounounced treen) is a French Poetic form consisting of three rhyming couplets and a triplet. There is no fixed meter or syllable count. The rhyme scheme is:
a a / b b / c c / a b c.
So, there's your challenge for the week. I hope you'll join me in writing a trine (or two). Please share a link to your poem or the poem itself in the comments.
Man, the Tool-using Animal: A TrineReplyDelete
“. . .the emery board of a sycamore root”
Who says that animals can’t use tools?
The lesser creatures are not fools.
I’ve seen them using straw to test
Insects hiding in a nest.
Or make a fan of leaf or shoot,
An emery board of sycamore root.
Toss berries into trout-filled pools,
Baiting trout to rise with zest.
Besides those creatures don’t pollute.
©2016 Jane Yolen, all rights reserved
Just got a piece of artwork for my next year's poetry collection, Monster School, and it put me in a fall mood. Not to mention Tricia's note about the pronunciation of this poem type. And oh, "emery board of a sycamore root" is amazing! Nicely used: of course I'm picturing crows.ReplyDelete
One spooky night I write a trine,
Octobering on Halloween.
I put in witches, brooms, and rats,
a sneaky wind and sly-eyed cats.
I tuck a ghoul behind the door
and scatter leaves across the floor.
You find your fear bewixt, between,
carried on the wings of bats,
and we don’t see you anymore.
—Kate Coombs, 2016
all rights reserved
Well played, Kate.I especially like the last line which sums up Halloween perfectly.ReplyDelete
Haha. Thanks! Got to be suitably creepy.Delete
It's well known that elephantsReplyDelete
never are seen wearing pants
that ride up unattractively
as they are going out for tea
or to a moving picture show
or watching them throw pizza dough.
but all it takes are twenty ants
to sting them like a bumble bee
to make them push them down real low.
Very fun! I can absolutely picture it. :)Delete
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