2008 Form Challenges

#20 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 there would be an octave and a sestet a natural Sonnet.

The rhyme pattern becomes: A. B. a. A. a. b. A. B. a. A. a. b. A. B.
It would work with the A & B lines being completely repeated or just a phrase or just the rhyme word repeated. The a and b are of course just standard rhyme.There is no set syllable count, although eight syllables is common with most of the French forms. Here is an example of the form:
Lullaby

Sleep well my love this night
Wrapped in my blanket of love
My arms holding you so tight
Sleep well my love this night
Kisses on thy brow so light
Feathered softly from above
Sleep well my love this night
Wrapped in my blanket of love
This way always feels so right
Sleep well my love this night
Eyes closed, breathing so slight
Your body fits mine like a glove
Sleep well my love this night
Wrapped in my blanket of love

Ryter Roethicle



Triolet Sonnet Challenge Replies

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Words



Ryter Roethicle

Words

Can my words cause you pain so easy
Each syllable only love was my intent
My mind willing to speak so lovingly
Can my words cause you pain so easy
Cast off my love as naught, so breezy
To say "I love you" was all I meant
Can my words cause you pain so easy
Each syllable only love was my intent
You speak to me it seems so freely
Can my words cause you pain so easy
You claim my meaning causes misery
Frustration, anger on me you vent
Can my words cause you pain so easy
Each syllable only love was my intent

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