Thoughts outside the mainstream

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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5 responses to “Thoughts outside the mainstream”

  1. Sadje Avatar

    Beautiful poem.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Eugenia Avatar

      Thank you, Sadje.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Sadje Avatar

        You’re most welcome

        Liked by 1 person

  2. BellaDharma an BellaSita Mum Avatar

    Mee-yow WOW Miss Eugi wee amazed bye yore Triolet! Iss such a beeuteffull poe-em…
    You allwayss sirprize us 😉
    An wee LOVE yore poe-etick sirprizess!
    ❤ an nose kissess BellaDharma an {{{huggiess}}} BellaSita Mum

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    1. Eugenia Avatar

      Thank you so much, BellaDharma and BellaSita Mum! I am glad you enjoyed it. Hugs and head bonks! 🥰😽

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