Triolet

An eight line poem with two rhymes and two repeating lines. The first line repeats as the fourth and seventh lines, and the second line repeats as the eighth. The numbers in the diagram below refer, of course, to line numbers.

A1
B2
A
A1
A
B
A1
B2

This is a French form related to the rondeau and rondel. Likely they are all variations on the same genre.

The Teachers & writers handbook of poetic forms / edited by Ron Padgett. New York : Teachers & Writers Collaborative, c1987.

Original post on LJ

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One comment

  1. and then it’s too late to say no
    because you have already said yes.
    your eyes blurry from teary glow,
    and then it’s too late to say no.
    this price too much just to know
    sometimes it’s better to guess
    but then it’s too late to say no
    because you have already said yes.

    originally posted on May 8, 2005

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