Close your eyes and follow your dreams as magic winks through the night skies. As stars mingle with pale moonbeams close your eyes and follow your dreams. Holding fast to your plans and schemes let your soul breathe and take deep sighs. Close your eyes and follow your dreams let life’s lows give way to life’s highs.
A Triolet is a poetic form consisting of only 8 lines. Within a Triolet, the 1st, 4th, and 7th lines repeat, and the 2nd and 8th lines do as well. The rhyme scheme is simple: ABaAabAB, capital letters representing the repeated lines.
Make writing a Triolet more challenging! Make each line 8 syllables in length (4 metrical feet), written in iambic tetrameter (the more common way), or try it in pentameter (English version) where each line only has 10 syllables (5 metrical feet).
For excellent examples of the Triolet check out Paul’s Poetry Playground
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