The triolet lets you repeat yourself — tricky triolet flicky tricky sticky picky tricky triolet

There are so many more poetry forms we could play with, but some of them I want to spend a whole week on (I can’t wait to do some concrete poetry with you all). Some of the poetry forms get really tricky as you get to repeat lines and still have a rhyme pattern. It is bit like juggling balls.

Most of the time I like to write a poem where I choose what happens, but sometimes I like to follow some rules and see what happens. I have fun!

This is the last form I am going to share with you this time round – and perhaps the trickiest we have done. So if you are up for a tricky, tricky time and want to do some poetry juggling have a go at this form.

The triolet (I love the way it rhymes with violet)

It has eight lines.

But lines 1 and 4 and 7 are the same.

Lines 2 and 8 are the same.

The rhyme pattern is:  a b a a a b a b  (flicker page quicker flicker kicker cage flicker page)

Repeating things in poems can be boring, but it can also make a poem sing and shine.

 

Poetry

Poetry lets words dance and flicker

like butterflies on the page.

Lovely light flying quicker,

poetry lets words dance and flicker

little words from a flutter kicker.

A poem is not a cage —

poetry lets words dance and flicker

like butterflies on the page.

 

Have a go! Send in for the competition to paulajoygreen@gmail.com. Include your name, age year and name of school. Also include your teacher’s name and email.

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