Friday, 16 January 2009

Short but not necessarily Sweet.

A Trying Triolet

The age old art of writing rhyme
a poet's fond endeavour,
can take unconscionable time
the age old art of writing rhyme;
he seeks perfection with each line
though he achieve it never,
the age old art of writing rhyme
a poet's fond endeavour.

8 comments:

  1. I'd never heard of a triolet. It's a tough one, so nicely done.

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  2. Love this. So lovely with the coming full circle and the repetition for emphasis. Great day and weekend to you, Jinksy.

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  3. AC - I do occasionally try to be good and follow a known form and rhyme scheme, just to prove I can do it if I put my mind to it - hence the title 'Trying Triolet'!
    Angie - Moi? Going in circles? Hmm...

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  4. I am more of a free form gal :)...
    And yet...I have and do utilize structure...

    I think each piece takes over and demands its style, do you?

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  5. Muse - interesting question. Words that make their way onto paper usually demand a certain style, but does it invalidate the thought behind them if subject matter and form/style are at odds with each other? Would 'Gutter Mess' have had more or less impact if written in iambic pentameter?

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  6. Jinksy,
    Your musings and poetry are always so clever. You are a rare gem indeed! Thanks for the smile. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  7. Guess if I can add a smile to the world, it's no bad thing! :) or should that be :-) ? Second version looks a trifle hang dog...

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  8. For symbolic purposes I like to interchange pronouns in my writing. Why should either males or females be the only illustrious participant in a poetic endeavor? OMG an emotional response is rearing its emotional head. Congrats.

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