2006 Form Challenges
#8 Triolet

This is a fun little form having a rhyme pattern of A B a A a b A B that can either work with the A and B lines being completely repeated or just the final word or phrase repeated.
The a and b are of course just standard rhyme.
There is no set syllable count, although the preferred one for repeating forms is the standard of eight syllables but there are many good examples around using iambic pentameter and similar meters.

His Artful Kiss

One soft kiss pressed upon the heart-
cherished taste of coming rapture.
End beyond measure, this to start,
one soft kiss pressed upon the heart.
Old Masters pale before its art.
Oh to steal, to snatch and capture
one soft kiss pressed upon the heart..
cherished taste of coming rapture.


Allura D

In the example above, Allura repeats the full line, but in the one below Susan only repeats the last word.

Tremble

Your very closeness, can you feel me shiver
Your eyes within setting my heart to tremble
My soul reaching out for you aquiver
Without touching, feeling fire, I shiver
My senses soar, running wild like a river
Your touch sears, my thoughts disassemble
Your kiss stirs me, a spiritual shiver
This love causing my foundations to tremble.


Thunder Storm

Variations of the Triolet

1. Trio of Triolets

Most repeating forms link in some way from one stanza to the next and the most common link is where a line of the previous stanza as the first line of the next. The link in this case is where the last line of the previous stanza becomes the first line of the next stanza and the refrain, links back to the first line of the first stanza.

What is love?

What is love if you never laugh
What good is love if you never share
Like a wound it will always chaff
What is love if you never laugh
What should be whole is only half
True love is when there is care
What is love if you never laugh
What good is love if you never share

What good is love if you never share
True love helps to share the pain
With your love a gift of care
So much to do so much to share
Love more than you would dare.
Help each other to sustain
So much to do so much to share
True love helps to share the pain

True love helps to share the pain
With that love helps you to laugh
And in sharing love can only gain.
True love helps to share the pain
Otherwise we would go insane
A lover steers us from that path.
True love helps to share the pain
With that, love helps you to laugh

Ryter Roethicle

2. The Triolet Sonnet

Whilst looking at the structure of the Triolet it was realised that if two stanzas were added together with the two refrain lines being the link then we would have the basics of a Sonnet (14 line poem ).
The rhyme pattern would become A B a A a b A B a A a b A B. Again there is the choice of A and B lines being completely repeated or just the rhyme word repeated.

Twilight

The twilight glimmers with unseen light
The moon is hiding behind dark clouds
It is a cold and frightening night
The shadows dance in dwindling light
All hidden fears we'll have to fight
The night is filled with eerie shouts
While shadows dance in lesser light
The moon still hides behind dark clouds
The light and shadows don't feel right
The forms look stunted in changing light
To look too close will cause a fright
Bring to the heart uneasy doubts
The twilight glimmers with unseen light
The moon still hides behind dark clouds.

Leny Roovers


Triolet Posts

Contents

Maryse Achong

A Ducky Tale
How Ducky (Gloria's Response
Antisocial
Antisocial II
Bling Bliss
Dance The Calypso!
Laura Megan
Love song
No Mathematics
Sea Secrets
Triolet

Kathy Anderson

Dawn in Dusk
Savory in Glowing Night
Tea Leaves II
Tea Leaves III

Gloria Carpenter

In Absentia
Moondrops
Silence Tiptoed
Spiral Memories

Lucy Coats

Beltain Grass

Allura D

Sorrow's Ghost
With Grace
Yesterdays

Lorraine Dafney

Wild Violets
With Grace
Yesterdays

Michael Dixon

Imagine
Unrequited

Summer Eve

Another Triolet
Her Feline Form
Now we are Sixty
Wish you were here!

Kevin McKinney

Leaps And Bounds

Lori Martin

Radiant Dawn

Brigette Raine

Sweetfart

Ryter Roethicle

Fool
Gentle Dawn
Hands
Moonless Night
Noises in the Dark
Nomad
So Much
The Best Time
Will my soul?
Soul Touch (Gloria's Touch)

Leny Roovers

Autumn
Death of a Prince
Tuesday
You Are My Friend

Dana Rowe

Felinity

Susan Vitetta

Crinson Despair

Sasha Walker

Betwixt & Between


Trio of Triolets

Ryter Roethicle

Beyond This Shore
Circle
Corner
What is Love


Triolet Sonnets

Maryse Achong

Sea Secrets

Gloria Carpenter

Gentle Musings

Summer Eve

Gentle Musings
When your hair stands up on end

Ryter Roethicle

I taste your essence



Maryse Achong

A Ducky Tale

A swan, a drake meet on the lake
A sidelong glance starts a romance
A flirty shake makes his heart quake.
A swan, a drake out on the lake,
A wedding cake and gown to make,
With luck perchance, a water dance.
A swan and drake met on the lake
A sidelong glance sparked a romance.

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How Ducky (Gloria's Response)

A triolet we won’t forget ~
An inner rhyme! Oh, how sublime!
Maryse, you’ve set us in your debt ~
A triolet we won’t forget ~
No need to fret, or break a sweat
A reason, prime, to have a lime
A triolet we won’t forget ~
An inner rhyme! Oh, how sublime!

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Antisocial

A stately beauty gliding on the lake,
Aloof, she has no time for anyone ,
Ignoring all the overtures they make.
A stately beauty gliding on the lake,
She watches them as one by one they take
Their leave; she chose this place to be alone.
A stately beauty gliding on the lake,
Aloof, she has no time for anyone.

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Antisocial II

No one had glimpsed the sadness deep inside,
Or knew the reason why she stayed alone,
No one had ever seen the tears she cried.
No one had glimpsed the sadness deep inside
It’d been that way since her beloved died.
One minute he was there, the next one gone;
No one had glimpsed the sadness deep inside
Or knew the reason why she stayed alone.

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Bling Bliss

Most females like a little ‘bling’,
A girl’s best friend, some experts say,
Jewels can make any girl sing;
Most females like a little ‘bling’,
A necklace, bracelets or a ring
Can help to chase the blues away;
Most females like a little ‘bling’,
A girl’s best friend some experts say.

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Dance The Calypso

Listen to the rhythm of the song,
Maybe tap your fingers to the beat;
If it helps, feel free to sing along.
Listen to the rhythm of the song,
Move with it, there is no right or wrong,
Time to introduce it to your feet.
Listen to the rhythm of the song
Maybe tap your fingers to the beat.

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Laura Megan

Our Laura Megan will turn twenty soon,
She came the week after my father died;
Her timing was a gift from God, a boon.
Our Laura Megan will turn twenty soon.
And many were the nights that I would croon
Sweet lullabies to her when’er she cried.
Our Laura Megan will turn twenty soon
She came the week after my father died.

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Love Song
She’s just outside my window sill,
Hidden in the hibiscus tree,
And I can only hear her trill;
She’s just outside my window sill
And her sweet chirping seems to fill
My heart with some unexplained glee:
She’s just outside my window sill
Hidden in the hibiscus tree.

I think she’s calling to her mate,
She’s singing such a pretty song,
Reminding him not to be late:
I think she’s calling to her mate
To tell him that she’ll sit and wait
‘Til he returns, not to be long;
I think she’s calling to her mate
She’s singing such a pretty song.

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No Mathematics !

No expert me, on poetry,
I simply write what’s in my heart,
What causes pleasure or worry;
No expert me, on poetry,
For what I feel is what you see;
Its been that way right from the start.
No expert me, on poetry
I simply write what’s in my heart.

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A Triolet

A triolet is what you ask of me
And I must try to pen a worthy one
For it’s a pretty form that much I see;
A triolet is what you ask of me
But I can’t offer any guarantee
That this my first attempt will be well done
A triolet is what you ask of me
And I must try to pen a worthy one.

or

A triolet you ask of me
And I must pen a worthy one
For it’s a pretty form I see;
A triolet you ask of me
Although I cannot guarantee
My first attempt will be well done:
A triolet you ask of me
And I must pen a worthy one.

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Kathy Anderson

Dawn in Dusk

The music that is lacking here
Is dawn in dusk where colors play,
A web in which each chord does cheer.
The music that is lacking here
Is heard in hues that love holds dear,
Wishing for that blue moons song sway.
The music that is lacking here
Is dawn in dusk where colors play.

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Savory in Glowing Night

I.

When savory blooms under moon
Of fullest bright and harmony,
It's peppered scent delights us soon
When savory blooms under moon.
An unguent of muses that croon,
Kitchen poetess welds crafty,
When savory blooms under moon
Of fullest bright and harmony.

II.

Evening spreads your yellow glow
Round grey cotton clouds dressed robe
Wrapping comfort that you don't owe,
Evening spreads you yellow glow.
Tunes you hum peaceful and so slow
Haunt the lonliest souls earlobes.
Evening spreads your yellow glow
Round grey cotton clouds dressed robe.

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Tea Leaves II

The serendipity of leaves
White when they are so very young,
Green before they become sheaves.
The serendipity of leaves
That ask our questions to relieve
With sips of the sweetest oolongs.
The serendipity of leaves
White when they are so very young.

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Tea Leaves III

Seratim of the evenings cafe,
First consult black liquid brew
To see what leaf has fallen, pray,
Seratim of the evening cafe,
Next, a cup psychic array
Of futures that we must now view.
Seratim of the evenings cafe,
First consult black liquid brew.

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Gloria Carpenter

in absentia

So often I have stopped to read
Although unable to respond
For I am tending those in need
So often I have stopped to read
Sometimes priorities proceed
To change the course so far beyond...
So often I have stopped to read
Although unable to respond

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Moondrops

Tonight the moon spills gentle tears
As soft as love, kissed by the breeze
On whispered breath for angel ears
Tonight the moon spills gentle tears
No earthly sound can interfere
As dewdrops nestle in the trees
Tonight the moon spills gentle tears
As soft as love, kissed by the breeze

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Silence tiptoed

Silence tiptoed through the darkness
Breathing fragrance, heaven-scent
Brushing past the leaves of sadness
Silence tiptoed through the darkness
Draped in graceful velvet dress
Flushed with Blood Moon’s sacrament
Silence tiptoed through the darkness
Breathing fragrance, heaven-scent.

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Spiral Memories

She bends her head in sweet repose
As spiral memories unwind
A fragrance wafts of crimson rose
She bends her head in sweet repose
Serenity soon overflows
Bestowing peaceful thoughts in kind
She bends her head in sweet repose
As spiral memories unwind

Her head is tucked beneath her wing
She slowly drifts in slumber’s keep
In downy dreams as feathers cling
Her head is tucked beneath her wing
A moonlit path is following
To share this blissfulness of sleep
Her head is tucked beneath her wing
She slowly drifts in slumber’s keep

Resurfacing through pools of light
Reflections glimmer in her eyes
Remembering a starlit night
Resurfacing through pools of light
Remaining still in love’s delight
Revealing hopes of full moonrise
Resurfacing through pools of light
Reflections glimmer in her eyes

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Lucy Coats

Beltain Grass

Spring grass is green and full of sap
The goddess-moon is rising high
I lie down in my lover's lap
I lie and take a Beltain nap
His fingers trace my features' map
I touch his hand and softly sigh
Spring grass is green and full of sap
The goddess-moon is rising high.

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Allura D

Sorrow's Ghost

Borne on the threshold of each day
the yielding heart gives up the ghost.
Its many fledgling dreams hold sway,
borne on the threshold of each day.
Regret and sorrow put away,
let loose the joy held innermost.
Borne on the threshold of each day
the yielding heart gives up the ghost.

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Lorraine Dafney

Wild Violets

Outside right before the sun sets
A peaceful shadow slowly covers
All the wild purple violets
Outside right before the sun sets
A gentle rain breaks the quiet
Like a hummingbird when it hovers
Outside right before the sun sets
A peaceful shadow slowly covers

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With Grace

Tiny orbs of gentle rain fall
Through trees to parched grounds
Quenching plants big or small
Tiny orbs of gentle rain fall
As babies learn to crawl
Infinite circles make their rounds
Tiny orbs of gentle rain fall
With grace without a sound

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Yesterdays

Upon a shelf they sit and wait
For something that will remind you
To go back and look just once more
Upon a shelf they sit and wait
Your mind the master of the door
The heart the keeper of the clues
Upon a shelf they sit and wait
For something that will remind you

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Michael Dixon
Imagine

Imagine a moment my love
A ballet where hands do embrace
Beneath pale sky we not speak of
The pure touch that become our love
And as long as heaven above
Ignites the beauty of your grace
Ill wait patient for night my love
A ballet where hands do embrace

Imagine a moment my sweet
Sunset and we are but alone
Where hands may do more than just meet
For lips pressed together taste sweet
And night does cloak to be discrete
There, bodies ask of the unknown
A love rush's day that tempts sweet
Sunset and we are but alone

Imagine a moment my dear
Us where we only lived by night
The world would cease to spin I fear
Endless time to hold you so dear
And the kiss you do so revere
So much more unspoken delight
If only it were true my dear
Us where we only lived by night

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Unrequited

A vast crevasse of emptiness wanting
You are a desire that can only be
Fulfilled by the lonely water needing
To suffer a vast crevasse's wanting
To stand still for just a moment being
Contained and held unlike the restless sea
Something the ocean is rarely wanting
You are a desire that can only be

To receive the sincere love that I give
And store it away in a heart shaped box
Away from the light and warmth it does live
What I receive back is not what you give
To chance it returned your ways I forgive
To part with the key to open the lock
Basking in the light of the love you give
And store it away in a heart shaped box

In the end Im not sure of the distance
Ill let you go and away I will fade
Without the breathe of you I wont chance
The journey to your mirage at distance
Always so near yet so far at a glance
And I collapse underneath a palms shade
You vanish with the sun in the distance
I'll let you go and away I will fade.

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Summer Eve

Another Triolet

Sitting in bed on Mother's Day
My tousled hair a raven's nest-
A twig-like structure thatched with grey.
Sitting in bed on Mother's Day
I wrote this verse, this triolet
While sipping tea, my mind at rest;
Sitting in bed on Mother's Day
My tousled hair a raven's nest.

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Her feline form

Her feline form, within his torpid gaze,
That moves and arches to his gentle touch,
Will sometimes run and hide from him for days.
Her feline form, within his torpid gaze
When silky fur he strokes, she'll purr her praise.
Upon his lap sat nestled in his crotch
Her feline form, within his torpid gaze,
Now push and arch beneath his gentle touch.

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Now we are Sixty

We hold each other's hand and talk
Of all the things we mean to do;
When you and I go for a walk
We hold each other's hand and talk.
In time to come, you might well balk,
When you and I are sixty-two.
We'll hold each other's hand and talk
Of all the things we meant to do.

And when we've thought about a thing,
We'll make love in the afternoon
While listening to song birds sing.
And when we've thought about a thing
Like taking naps and worrying
Or which roses we should prune.
And when we've thought about a thing,
We'll make love in the afternoon.

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Wish You Were Here!

When sending out postcards, you get no reply
After writing the greeting 'Wish you were here!'
Have you ever wondered, wondered why
When sending out postcards, you get no reply?
What's the point? Would the answer be sly?
'Wish you would stay!', as though you were queer
When sending out postcards, you get no reply
After writing the greeting 'Wish you were here!'

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Kevin McKinney

Leaps And Bounds

Remove those shackles, loose these bonds;
Allow these souls to wander free
Amid soft virgin forest fronds.
Remove those shackles, loose these bonds,
Come skip 'cross mountain vales and ponds
And breath the heightened sovereignty.
Remove my shackles, loose your bonds
Allow our souls to wander free.

Put down that burden, break this chain;
Allow these hearts to wander home;
To run along seashores again
Without that burden or this chain,
To laugh, as free of toil and pain
As children splashing in the foam.
Put down your burden, break my chain;
Allow our hearts to wander home.

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Lori Martin
Radiant Dawn

On white sand beach at breaking dawn,
heavenly song released to all;
open hearts hear while closed move on
or sleep through each magical dawn.
Once sun appears, angels swift gone,
scattered to aid broken souls' calls;
each tomorrow, a flawless dawn
radiates joy once known by all.

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Brigette Raine
Sweetfart

His nose trembles when she farts
Yet he's the one that feeds her curry
Just a few hours later does it start
His nose trembles when she farts
Though he holds her close in heart
Towards fresh air does he scurry
His nose trembles when she farts
Yet he insists on her eating curry.

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Ryter Roethicle

Fool

Why should I trust the night again
Too often have I given my heart.
All that can came of it was pain
And like a fool I try once again.
But again it drives me insane
Feeling the beds coldest part.
This time I know we will meet again
I was not a fool to give my heart.

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Gentle Dawn

How gently comes the morn,
as the sun kisses the eastern hills,
and shows the new day is born.
How gently comes the morn,
its golden rays the peaks adorn
then soon unto the valley spills.
How gently comes the morn,
as the sun kisses the eastern hills.

As each golden ray springs forth,
life commences at first lights call.
Soft spoke winds are headed north.
As each golden ray springs forth,
Birds awake singing for all their worth,
night creatures bid their farewell.
As each golden ray springs forth,
life commences at first lights call.

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Hands

I

These hands have not a manicure
Nor were they ever soft like yours.
With these hands you can feel secure
These hands have not a manicure
Your safety milady I will ensure.
Working with them so love endures
These hands have not a manicure
Nor were they ever soft like yours.

II

How much I love to touch thee
To please thee in a simple way
A simple touch is this the key?
How much I love to touch thee
That thou love it's plain to see.
A sight that lights the dullest day
How much I love to touch thee
To please thee in a simple way

III

Thy hands are so soft and tender
Yet strong enough to hold my heart.
A simple wave and I surrender
Thy hands are so soft and tender
My complete will it doth engender
So small and pale a work of art
Thy hands are so soft and tender
Yet strong enough to hold my heart.

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Moonless Night

There is no moon, she has work elsewhere,
The darkness of night holds naught to fear.
For night belongs to love and those who share,
There is no moon, she has work elsewhere.
For simple things show how much we care,
We need not wait for her to appear.
There is no moon, she has work elsewhere,
The darkness of night holds naught to fear.

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Noises in the dark

1

Cicadas sing on a warm spring night
A background to our loving sound.
As we carry out loves age old rite
Cicadas sing on a warm spring night
Biting my hand in sheer delight
As heavenly shrieks and cries abound
Cicadas sing on a warm spring night
A background to our loving sound.

2

Sirens scream throughout the night
Too hot, too humid, too many sounds
You need the sleep, nothing is right
Sirens scream throughout the night
And so you thresh and twist and fight
A cacophony of raucousness abounds
Sirens scream throughout the night
Too hot, too humid, too many sounds

3

Hear those noises in the dark
Stealthy pattering of the beast
On your flesh it has set it's mark
Hear those noises in the dark
Dripping fangs, your fear is stark
Knowing soon you'll be the feast
Hear those noises in the dark
Stealthy pattering of the beast.

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Nomad

No longer do I need to wander
Finally I have found a home
O'er desert waste or icy tundra
No longer do I need to wander
I have found a pleasant pasture
Now there is no need to roam
No longer do I need to wander
Finally I have found a home

I've found at last an inner peace
No longer do I need to wander
My inner turbulence can cease
I've found at last an inner peace
I feel my spiritual-self increase
I can throw my doubts asunder
I've found at last an inner peace
No longer do I need to wander

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The Best Time

The Best Time, Morning

Love is always best in the morning
That is the best time to make love
Wake up fresh just as it is dawning
Love is always best in the morning
Senses awake, bodies touching
Away the Sandman's cloak you shove
Love is always best in the morning
That is the best time to make love

The Best Time, Afternoon

Love is always best in the afternoon
Lovers lie together in passion pose
In the background a lovers tune
Love is always best in the afternoon
Bodies dancing in soft light gloom
And after love such sweet repose
Love is always best in the afternoon
Lovers lie together in passion pose

The Best Time, Any Time

Love is always best any time of day
Or even any time of night
Lying together as bodies sway
Love is always best any time of day
After love vows of love you say
It is after love that makes it right
Love is always best any time of day
Or even any time of night

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Will my soul

Will my soul touch yours once again,
In the next life as it has in this?
Will those feelings born, in strength, gain?
Will my soul touch yours once again,
Will once again our love begin,
This time bringing us naught but bliss?
Will my soul touch yours once again,
In the next life as it has in this?

Soul Touch (Gloria's Responce)

When two souls touch, they never part
But share in bliss forevermore
Eternally ~ a single heart
When two souls touch, they never part
Connecting solely from the start
They rise as one, like eagles soar
When two souls touch, they never part
But share in bliss forevermore.

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Leny Roovers

Autumn

A touch of cream in pastel skies,
show flights of geese, now southward bound;
they travel, when the summer dies.
A touch of cream, in pastel skies.
The morning blues resound with cries,
in ever-changing V’s around.
A touch of cream, in pastel skies,
shows flights of geese, now southward bound.

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Death of a Prince

This week at last a prince has died.
The date with death was long postponed,
no means were left, all had been tried.
This week at last a prince has died.
The Queen, his wife, she must have cried,
sadness was now to be condoned,
This week at last a prince has died.
The date with death was long postponed.

Death will bring freedom to the prince,
life as a royal had been grim.
It took some time yet to convince
death will bring freedom to the prince.
He has been loved forever since
the day she first set eyes on him.
Death will bring freedom to the prince,
life as a royal had been grim.

To have a job was not allowed.
All that decorum was too much.
To cherish her, he had so vowed,
to have a job was not allowed.
Though sharp of mind he was endowed,
not oft he could have used it such.
To have a job was not allowed,
all that decorum was too much.

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Tuesday

From nine to ten the meeting’s planned,
we are assembled, on the dot;
pots of black coffee, phones are banned
from nine to ten, the meeting’s planned.
The boss is back, his skin looks tanned-
a month of leisure on a yacht…
From nine to ten the meeting’s planned,
we are assembled- on the dot.

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You Are My Friend

You are my friend and loved one too,
My thoughts and feelings I can share
It warms my heart to think of you,
You are my friend and loved one too.
You gave my world a brighter hue,
Since I know you my life's been fair.
You are my friend and loved one too,
All thoughts and feelings we can share.

To lose your love I could not bear.
I never call on you in vain,
In you I trust, for you I care.
To lose your love I could not bear.
The sun now shines, though it might rain,
My heart upon my sleeve I wear,
To lose your love I could not bear.
You'll never call on me in vain.

I long to be with you again,
To share with you our loving true,
Till you are here I'll bear the pain
I long to be with you again,
For you my soul sings this refrain
Without you here I'm feeling blue,
I long to be with you again,
To share with you our loving true.

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Dana Rowe

Felinity

Cat sits on table, watching me type
moments of grooming, cleaning her paws
scratching at fleas, the moment is ripe
Cat sits on table, watching me type
yowl of complaint: sounds like a reed pipe
cat's rights recorded: grandfather clause
Cat sits on table, watching me type
moments of grooming, cleaning her paws.

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Susan Vitteta

Crimson Despair

Crimson nails rake along leather
across taut nipples, as she stands
over your body, light as feather
the stroke of whip, scent of leather
Pale skin red, fight tightens tether
Chilled laugh, heightened despair, clenched hands
draw red crescents, the sting of leather
ultimate pleasure, from where she stands.

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Sasha Walker

Betwixt & Between

An angel of darkest gossamer sings
with velvet dress twirling betwixt & between
her bare feet step light, as the chill of earth stings
an angel of darkest gossamer sings
sweet filigree mine, what light your heart brings
your shadow path home is the sweet evergreen
an angel of darkest gossamer sings
with velvet dress twirling betwixt & between

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Trio of Triolets

Ryter Roethicle

Beyond This Shore

Beyond this shore
And the farther shore
Beyond the beyonds
Where there is no beginning and no end
Go without fear
Buddhist Quotation

Ancient home fires beckon bright
Eternity awaits the weary soul
Rest, peace to comfort in that light.
Ancient home fires beckon bright
Death is the truth we must not fight
Is this to be our final goal
Ancient home fires beckon bright
Eternity awaits the weary soul

Eternity awaits the weary soul
Or do we merely wish it so
Ultimate reality the final role?
Peace and rest for the weary soul
Shadow of death becoming whole.
The truth lies within that shadow
Eternity awaits the weary soul
Or do we merely wish it so?

Why do we always wish it so
To see home fires beckon bright
And spend our time in the shadow?
Why do we always wish it so
In the darkness we cannot grow?
Reach out for truth, seek the light
Wish it, believe it, make it so
And see home fires beckon bright.

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Circle

The circle begins as we are born
Life takes off on its lessons again
Like a new day begins with dawn.
The circle begins as we are born
Into life by circumstances thrown.
For some it's pleasure others pain
The circle begins as we are born
Life takes off on its lessons again.

Life takes off on its lessons again
Meeting others whose paths we cross
Through endless time it's all the same.
As life plays out its lessons again
Scenery changes the cast the same.
Making sense finally out of chaos
Life takes off on its lessons again
Meeting others whose paths we cross.

Needing others whose paths we cross
The circle ends as we are unborn
Sanity and wisdom away we toss.
Needing others whose paths we cross
Bodies and minds we no longer boss.
Others make decisions and are torn
Pity the others whose paths we cross
The circle ends and we are unborn.

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Corner

You think the sky is a happy place,
filled by the light of the morning sun.
Clouds that dance, and skip and race,
make you think it is a happy place.
Fluffy and bright, up there in space,
you watch a morn that’s just begun.
You think the sky is a happy place,
filled by the light of the morning sun.

Thrilled by the light of the morning sun,
there are things you'll never know.
You would think that the clouds are one,
thrilled by the light of the morning sun,
huddled together in their blanket-home,
but there is one in a corner all alone.
Thrilled by the light of the morning sun,
there are things you'll never know.

There are things you'll never know,
you think the sky is a happy place.
There are places the lookers do not go,
there are things you'll never know.
The places you see only darkness grow,
and misery fills that inner space.
There are things you'll never know,
you think the sky is a happy place.

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What is love?

What is love if you never laugh
What good is love if you never share
Like a wound it will always chaff
What is love if you never laugh
What should be whole is only half
True love is when there is care
What is love if you never laugh
What good is love if you never share

What good is love if you never share
True love helps to share the pain
With your love a gift of care
So much to do so much to share
Love more than you would dare.
Help each other to sustain
So much to do so much to share
True love helps to share the pain

True love helps to share the pain
With that love helps you to laugh
And in sharing love can only gain.
True love helps to share the pain
Otherwise we would go insane
A lover steers us from that path.
True love helps to share the pain
With that, love helps you to laugh

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Triolet Sonnets

Maryse Achong

Sea Secrets

I sit and listen to the sea,
I hear the crash of every wave,
Almost as if it’s calling me;
I sit and listen to the sea,
Is it because I know that he
Lies sleeping in a wat’ry grave?
I sit and listen to the sea,
I hear the crash of every wave
And cocooned by his memory,
I sit and listen to the sea,
I miss him still, his company,
And I have tried hard to be brave.
I sit and listen to the sea
I hear the crash of every wave.

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Gloria Carpenter

Connected Ties

As innocence shines from your eyes
Reflected love wraps you in dreams
A moment captured in surprise
As innocence shines from your eyes
They open to enormous size
For wonder radiates in gleams
As innocence shines from your eyes
Reflected love wraps you in dreams
I look into your soul so wise
As innocence shines from your eyes
Between us now connected ties
As innocence shines from your eyes
Reflected love wraps you in dreams

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The very heart of you

Inside the very heart of you
A being as great as ever was
Unique, your eyes, a wondrous view
Inside the very heart of you
Those orbs of wisdom open to
A world of beauty, just because
Inside the very heart of you
A being as great as ever was
No question there, as if you knew
Inside the very heart of you
That love and faith will see you through
No matter where your paths may cross
Inside the very heart of you
A being as great as ever was

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Summer Eve

Gentle Musings

On floating leaves of willow green
The gentle musings bend and bow.
Like water babbling in a stream
On floating leaves of willow green,
As though I heard it in a dream,
A voice of songs from long ago.
On floating leaves of willow green
The gentle musings bend and bow
While words and music set the scene.
On floating leaves of willow green,
The moon now sends her silver beams
Of moonlight shadows soft and low,
On floating leaves of willow green
Where gentle musings bend and bow.

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When your hair stands up on end

The funny part of being mad
is when your hair stands up on end.
It might well be another fad,
a funny part of being mad
that makes no odds when feeling sad,
or up the wall, or round the bend.
The funny part of being mad
is when your hair stands up on end;
a crazy look that's just a tad
the funny part of being mad.
It does not mean that you are bad
so please do not try to defend
the funny part of being mad
the day your hair stands up on end.

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Ryter Roethicle

I taste your essence.

As I taste your essence on my lips,
I sense you blowing as the wind.
I feel you still at my fingertips,
and taste your essence on my lips.
I see you smiling in my mind,
and bond with your honeyed sips.
As I taste your essence on my lips,
I sense you blowing as the wind.
The heavenly dust of passion grips,
as I taste your essence on my lips,
and frees all feeling of loving nips
my will to lock and mind to bind.
As I taste your essence on my lips,
I sense you blowing as the wind

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