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A Musical Triolet

March 8, 2011 4 comments

when I’m down music cheers my heart
the melodies can be profound
such emotions the songs impart
when I’m down music cheers my heart
and from sadness I can depart
for I cannot live without sound
when I’m down music cheers my heart
the melodies can be profound

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OK, my first attempt at a Triolet, as suggested by the weekly prompt at One Stop Poetry
Apparantly, if you’re interested, Triolets are meant to be something like this:

The form itself is simply eight lines, usually written in iambic tetrameter <four stresses> or pentameter <five stresses>. Very basically an Iamb is a stressed and an unstressed syllable; there should be four or five of these to each line. Very much like a De-DUM rhythm of a heartbeat, dum being the stressed syllable.
Like theVillanelle, the Triolet has two repeating refrains: an A line and a B line. They also follow a strict rhyming scheme, usually ABaAabAB; this can be varied.


shrove monday haiku

March 7, 2011 3 comments

a pleasure purloined
never tasted better than
premature pancakes


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I chose this picture because of the photographers’ description : “The Anarchy Pancake”…. This pancake is against the strict regimented society, and the confines of the social boundaries. Very apt!!

The Vampires Sanctum – Haiku

February 23, 2011 7 comments

through daylight I sleep
in dark casket sanctum and
dream of blood tonight

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in response to Prompt #42 at We Write Poems

Falling Tree Haiku

February 20, 2011 6 comments

tall tree once mighty
gravitates sotto voce
in abandonment

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A Love Sedoka

February 3, 2011 9 comments


I have lived two lives
and many broken dreams yet
your love is the life I need
you make me complete
your love gives my life meaning
you, the mender of my dreams


Unwritten haiku

February 1, 2011 2 comments

is a word really
written if it’s never read?
can you hear my voice?