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2016 Poetry Form Challenge

#11 Triolet Sonnet




Whilst looking at the structure of the Triolet it was realised that if two stanzas were added together with the two refrain lines being the link there would be an octave and a sestet a natural Sonnet.

The rhyme pattern becomes: A. B. a. A. a. b. A. B. a. A. a. b. A. B.
It would work with the A & B lines being completely repeated or just a phrase or just the rhyme word repeated. The a and b are of course just standard rhyme.There is no set syllable count, although eight syllables is common with most of the French forms. Here is an example of the form:
Lullaby

Sleep well my love this night
Wrapped in my blanket of love
My arms holding you so tight
Sleep well my love this night
Kisses on thy brow so light
Feathered softly from above
Sleep well my love this night
Wrapped in my blanket of love
This way always feels so right
Sleep well my love this night
Eyes closed, breathing so slight
Your body fits mine like a glove
Sleep well my love this night
Wrapped in my blanket of love

Ryter Roethicle



Triolet Sonnet



Maryse Achong

Differences
Enough Said
Lucky Draw
Shhh...
Without a Doubt

Kathleen Anderson

Clouds Pass
Cloudy Smile
Found Dreams
Old Earth
Rain Down

Terry Clitheroe

Amor ti vieta (Glosa)
Doors
Faces You See
Gentle Dawn
It's So Easy
Just Rain
Kinaesthesia
Memories
Noon till Three
Oh Listen
So Much
Words
Xanadu
Your Essence

Jeremy Farmer

Cannonades of Summer
Disquietude

Lostineternity

Dream Place
The Very Best

Ryter Roethicle

When Clouds Cry

Circle of Triolet Sonnets
Amor ti vieta

Leny Roovers

Blending
Flowers
Leaves
Passers-by
Touch of Light
Treasures



Maryse Achong

Differences

Most men and women love in different ways
What warms her heart may simply leave him cold
And unable to process what she says;
Most men and women love in different ways
What's clear to her may leave him in a daze
Although he does not relish being told.
Most men and women love in different ways
What warms her heart may simply leave him cold;
Or maybe he's not generous with praise.
Most men and women love in different ways,
Whilst her mood swings may be a passing phase,
And if he waits the mystery will unfold.
Most men and women love in different ways,
What warms her heart may simply leave him cold.

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Enough Said

"Please marry me," the frog prince said,
"And we shall live in paradise
From the first moment we are wed.
You'll love being my wife,' he said,
"We'll share a matrimonial bed,
You'll cook and clean, what joyful ties
You'll enjoy as my spouse," he said.
"Just kiss me once and paradise
Will open its gates, you'll be led,
In if you say you're mine." he said.
'Fat chance of that,' she thought and fed
Herself on baked frogs legs and thighs.
Far better if he had not said
So much, or promised paradise.

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Lucky Draw

Sometimes love comes as a surprise
And we can be caught unawares,
Oftimes she's wearing a disguise;
Sometimes love comes as a surprise,
Beguiles the foolish and the wise,
The simple folk and those with airs.
Sometimes love comes as a surprise
And we can be caught unawares,
'Til we get those stars in our eyes.
Sometimes love comes as a surprise,
A jackpot, like winning first prize,
Yet still we're filled with doubts and fears.
Sometimes love comes as a surprise
And we can be caught unawares.

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Shhh...

They're listening, we have been told,
They're watching everything we do,
We wait as the events unfold.
And it was the PM who told
Us; now we have the facts, hard, cold,
So we have to believe it's true.
They have equipment, we've been told
That shows them everything we do;
They monitor the young and old,
And bug our telephones we're told.
They know what we have bought or sold,
It seems that nothing is taboo.
Be careful what you say, we're told
For they know everything you do.

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Without a Doubt

I know without a doubt that You
Are the best friend I'll ever know,
And still you seldom get your due.
I know that there is nothing You
Cannot fix and make it brand new;
No matter how depressed and low
I feel, I recognize that You
Are the best friend I'll ever know;
And I humbly confess it's true,
That I too often neglect You,
Busy with other things to do.
You frown on me, but even so,
I've no doubt in my mind that You
Are the best friend I'll ever know.

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Kathy Anderson

Clouds Pass

Changing form and color as they may
In the hurry of a day clouds pass
Arranged like painters strokes some say
Changing form and color as they may
Across all Gods harbors and each bay
Floating ships of water on blue glass
Changing form and color as they may
In the hurry of a day clouds pass
There above are angels wings pale gray
Changing form and color as they may
In the hurry of a day clouds pass
In turtle dove white or pink at play
With the light of sun, moons lovely lass
Changing form and color as they may
In the hurry of a day clouds pass.

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Cloudy Smile

It seems the clouds are laughing at the rain
Singing that the sun shall return once more
Just wait until we pass by this sky lane
It seems the clouds are laughing at the rain
Letting sun show its face through cloudy planes
Never resting even when storms pour
It seems blue clouds are laughing at the rain
Singing that the sun shall return once more
Golden setting sun awaits storms to wane
It seems the clouds are laughing at the rain
Blue skies look down upon the clouds in pain
Wishing they would open up pearly doors
It seems gray clouds are laughing at the rain
Singing that bright sun shall return once more.

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Found Dreams

Thought I saw you raking brown leaves
Then looking away I found dreams
Walking alone with memories
Thought I saw you kicking brown leaves
Speaking echos only to receive
Messages of loves extremes
Thought I saw you raking brown leaves
Then looking away I found dreams
Once upon tapestry we weaved
Though I saw you raking brown leaves
Together we came to believe
Love was green and life our scheme
Thought I saw you raking brown leaves
Then looking away I found dreams.

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Old Earth

All the old battles are won,
Come now into loves next star.
New life awaits shining sun
All the old battles are won,
Now life emerges as one
Blessing begins from afar.
All the old battles are won,
Come now into loves next star.
Shining sun on a new earth
All the old battles are won,
Leave this world of pain, gone,
Let it go and restart,
All the old battles are won,
Come now into loves next star.

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Rain Down

From the stratus comes a mizzle
Lightly dropped and gently felt
Soon the nimbus comes to schemozzle
From mere stratus comes a mizzle
Sometimes it just hangs in puzzle
Dark and low beneath skies belt
From the stratus comes a mizzle
Lightly dropped and gently felt
Cumulonimbus soon sizzle
From dark stratus comes a mizzle
No lovely cirrus to dazzle
Befogged by stormclouds that pelt
From the stratus comes a mizzle
Lightly dropped and gently felt.

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Terry Clitheroe

Doors

Some open doors, for others they close
Some have a life that's always hard
Winners win what ere is chose
Some open doors, for others they close
Losers are born, destined to lose
From life's rich reward ever barred
Some open doors, for others they close
Some have a life that's always hard
In life, in love, there is no pause
Some open doors, for others they close
I've lived a life, I've opened doors
Now wondering what is fates next card
Some open doors, for others they close
Some have a life that's always hard.

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Faces You See

The sun you saw this morning you'll never see again
Each day a new one smiles, shines and moves on
The faces you have seen you will look for in vain
The sun you saw this morning you'll never see again
Only for a day will that beautiful sun ever reign
A following day is something new, the old has gone.
The sun you saw this morning you'll never see again
Each day a new one smiles, shines and moves on
The new day is different but never ever plain
That sun you saw this morning you'll never see again
In the universe that sun is only a minute grain
In that universe you will find many a unique sun
The sun you saw this morning you'll never see again
Each day a new one smiles, shines and moves on.

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Gentle Dawn

How gently comes the morn,
As the sun kisses the eastern hills,
And shows the new day is born.
How gently comes the morn,
Its golden rays the peaks adorn
Then soon unto the valley spills.
How gently comes the morn,
As the sun kisses the eastern hills.
Up to noon's zenith it is borne
How gently comes the morn,
See how golden rays are worn
And the feeling of warmth it fills
How gently comes the morn,
As the sun kisses the eastern hills.

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It's So Easy

It's so easy to be in love with you
For destiny has made you mine
And its something I'll never rue
It's so easy to be in love with you
With each second my love grew
The Gods gift to us a love divine
It's so easy to be in love with you
For destiny has made you mine
Our loving, is something oh so true
It's so easy to be in love with you
It happened before we ever knew
For destiny has made you mine
It's so easy to be in love with you
for destiny has made you mine.

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Just Rain

Drip, drip, drip, the rain droplets fall
Dull dark skies blacken the horizon
As we sit sheltered from the squall
Drip, drip, drip, the rain droplets fall
A warm sensuous mood pervades all
Feelings moving, inhibitions gone
Drip, drip, drip, the rain droplets fall
Dull dark skies blacken the horizon
I toast to you my love withal
Drip, drip, drip, the rain droplets fall
You smile, your eyes light up enthrall
What we create is no delusion
Drip, drip, drip, the rain droplets fall
Dull dark skies blacken the horizon

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Kinaesthesia

Every sky in my mind is a golden hue,
with sights of mountains rising not so afar,
and skies in various shades of blue.
Every sky in my mind is a golden hue,
but with memories of a changing view
as night descended to views of one star.
Every sky in my mind is a golden hue,
with sights of mountains rising not so afar.
That star would fix the night times view.
No longer in my mind is that golden hue,
with mind remembering nights with you,
and a tide filling beach with a sandy bar.
Most skies in my mind were a golden hue,
with sights of mountains rising not so afar.

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Memories

Memories like rain, flow like songs,
or like trees, conducting in the wind,
symphonies of recollection all night long.
Memories like rain, flow like songs
stirring up lives of those we have wronged
and forgiveness from those who have sinned.
Memories like Rain, flow like songs,
or like trees, conducting in the wind,
recollections that no longer belong.
Memories like rain, flow like songs,
then a realisation it's no longer along
where are those thoughts where is the mind?
Memories in drought, don't flow like songs,
or like trees, conducting in the wind.

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Noon till Three

We will never see the spring
we will never see the fall
but our hearts will always sing.
We will never see the spring
or the pleasure it will bring
its the way loves dice will call.
We will never see the spring
we will never see the fall,
and you will never wear my ring.
We will never see the spring,
or see the songbirds on the wing
but my heart you did enthrall.
We will never see the spring
we will never see the fall.

Inspired by the Movie "Noon til Three"

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Oh Listen!

Oh listen to the sound of the night,
as love paints the heavens with stars,
and the moon smiles down at the sight.
Oh listen to the sound of the night,
the perfect stillness makes it right,
Venus, twinkles, and winks at Mars.
Oh listen to the sound of the night,
as love paints the heavens with stars,
and lovers smile knowing all is right.
Oh listen to the sound of the night,
moonlight and stars providing light,
knowing finally all this is ours.
Oh listen to the sound of the night,
as love paints the heavens with stars,

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So much

So much to do so much to share
True love helps in time of pain
With each love a life of care
So much to do so much to share
Love as much as you would dare.
Helping each other to sustain
So much to do so much to share
True love helps in time of pain
Be prepared your souls to bare
So much to do so much to share
A life of love is really a life of care
To fill your love you must live again
So much to do so much to share
True love helps in time of pain.

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Words

Can my words cause you pain so easy
Each syllable of love was my intent
My mind willing to speak so lovingly
Can my words cause you pain so easy
Cast off my love as naught, so breezy
To say "I love you" was all I meant
Can my words cause you pain so easy
Each syllable of love was my intent
You speak to me it seems so freely
Can my words cause you pain so easy
You claim my meaning causes misery
Frustration, anger on me you vent
Can my words cause you pain so easy
Each syllable of love was my intent.

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Xanadu

Beyond our reach is a rich land of fantasy
In another place, and some other time,
It's all you wish your life and dreams to be.
Beyond our reach is a rich land of fantasy
Everything we plan and wish, dare to see
This is a perfect place with a perfect clime.
Beyond our reach is a rich land of fantasy
In another place, and some other time.
Relax a while and let your minds go free
Beyond our reach is a rich land of fantasy
And each and every night be waiting to see
With closed eyes you let your cares drift by
Beyond our reach is a rich land of fantasy
It's all you wish your life and dreams to be.

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Your Essence

I taste your essence on my lips
I sense you blowing as the wind
I feel you still at my fingertips
I see you smiling in my mind.
Each night with dusk I feel a kind
A bond of your honeyed sips
I taste your essence on my lips
I sense you blowing as the wind
Heavenly dust of passion grips
My soul and body to unwind
Frees all feeling of loving nips
My will to lock and mind to bind
I taste your essence on my lips
I sense you blowing as the wind.

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Jeremy Farmer

Cannonades of Summer

A chilled breath creeps across the green
A feeling words left unexplained
Its closing in yet still unseen
A chilled breath creeps across the green
And the air feels dry and unclean
Like the ground its burned and stained
A chilled breath creeps across the green
A feeling words left unexplained
The sky darkens to set the scene
A chilled breath creeps across the green
The single raindrop cold and mean
Before the clouds crash unrestrained
A chilled breath creeps across the green
A feeling words left unexplained

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Disquietude

A closed heart holds the darkest secrets near
Yet still its broken when love turns to pain
There is no wall against truth's deepest fear
A closed heart holds the darkest secrets near
Alone with words that bring no warmth or cheer
The soulless promise now a weighted chain
A closed heart holds the darkest secrets near
Yet still its broken when love turns to pain
When I felt you turn away from me, dear
A closed heart holds the darkest secrets near
Illusions lost with the last weeping tear
Again I must learn to dance in the rain
A closed heart holds the darkest secrets near
Yet still its broken when love turns to pain

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Lostineternity

Dream Place

I love this dream place most of all
Its huge moon gives off freakish light...
Off the high swing, I shall not fall.
I love this dream place most of all
To answer when my Gothic soul calls...
The mystical setting feels right.
I love this dream place most of all
Its huge moon gives off freakish light...
My lame friends would prefer the mall!
I love this dream place most of all
Each visit I vividly recall...
Always I wake with deep insights.
I love this dream place most of all...
Its huge moon gives off freakish light.



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The Very Best

This is the very best of dreams
My pen possesses such magic;
I get to draw stars in a stream.
This is the very best of dreams
The moon is a balloon, it seems;
It floats along as my pen flicks.
This is the very best of dreams
My pen possesses such magic;
I love this celestial theme.
This is the very best of dreams
My stars are small but they sure gleam;
The most special, I cannot pick!
This is the very best of dreams...
I get to draw stars in a stream.



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Ryter Roethicle

When Clouds Cry

When clouds cry it's not because they're sad
Rather it's because they are content
They have looked down and are glad.
When clouds cry it's not because they're sad
Seeing lovers they realise things aren't bad
And most lovers have the right intent.
When clouds cry it's not because they're sad
Rather it's because they are content,
There is nothing that they need to add.
When clouds cry it's not because they're sad
Then hearing spoken a love ballad
They know then what is truly meant.
When clouds cry it's not because they're sad
Rather it's because they are content.

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Circle of Triolet Sonnets

Amor ti vieta
Love forbids you not to love.
That gentle hand that repulses me
Sought the pressure of my hand;
Your eye says: "I love you",
Though your lips are saying: "I won't!"
Umberto Giordano Fedora.

Love forbids you not to love.
That gentle hand that repulses me
Also resists the ultimate shove.
Love forbids you not to love,
Yet of late it is all that is thought of,
And deep inside you wish it to be.
Love forbids you not to love.
Your gentle hand does not repulse me.
Rather encourages my next move
Love forbids you not to love.
More like it tells me I have to prove
Without shadow of doubt my constancy.
Because love forbids you not to love
Your gentle hand does not repulse me.

That gentle hand that repulses me
Sought the pressure of my hand;
A touch that that gives a silent plea.
That gentle hand that repulses me
Demands that I say; "Please be…",
But more so that I understand
That gentle hand that repulses me
Sought the pressure of my hand;
Opening my hear so I could see
That gentle hand that repulses me
I now see your look, you do agree
Knowing nothing could be so grand.
That gentle hand that repulses me
Sought the pressure of my hand.

You sought the pressure of my hand;
Your eyes said: "I love you",
I thought, "love never goes as planned,"
As you sought the pressure of my hand,
Saying solitude is where you stand.
You body language gave a different view,
As you sought the pressure of my hand,
Your eyes said: "I love you".
I felt my heart burst and my soul expand
As you sought the pressure of my hand;
I have never had a feeling that felt so grand
As I felt your love totally imbue.
As you sought the pressure of my hand,
Your eyes said: "I love you".

Your eyes say: "I love you",
Though your lips are saying: "I won't!"
I'm confused, what should I do?
Your eyes say: "I love you",
Which am I to believe is true?
If you finally said, "Please don't"
Would your eyes say: "I love you",
When your lips are saying: "I won't!"
Knowing when together how our love grew
Your eyes saying: "I love you",
Your touch saying the same thing too.
Only your pride says no I can't
Your eyes say: "I love you",
Though your lips are saying: "I won't!"

Though your lips are saying: "I won't!"
Love forbids you not to love.
Each night in sleep my dreams you haunt
Though your lips are saying: "No I won't!"
You arouse desire and physically taunt
But there is never a negating shove.
Though your lips are saying: "I won't!"
Your love forbids you not to love
Your slave, a willing Knightly attendant.
Though your lips are saying: "I won't!"
Knowing I am very far from chargeant
There is much pleasure with me thereof
And though your lips say: "No I won't!"
Love forbids you not to love.

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Leny Roovers

Blending

You touched me with your voice and heart,
our songs entwined in bodies' blend.
We fit together from the start-
you touched me, with your hand and heart.
When you're with me, or when apart,
I feel your kiss as stars ascend.
You touched me with your eyes and heart-
our souls entwined in bodies' blend.
I dream one day we will impart
the way you touched me with your heart;
we never could remove the dart
smart Cupid sent us as aches' mend.
He touched our body and our heart
as love was forged in souls' sweet blend.

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Flowers

My house is filled with fragrant blooms,
fresh flowers, grown on peaceful fields;
I love their sweet and light perfumes,
your touch has filled my house with blooms
which lighten up my inner rooms.
'Round each new bud small petals shield
still growing hearts of hidden blooms-
fresh flowers grow from fertile fields.
Your sun shines on my flowers, grooms
my plants, abundant now with blooms.
All blossoms wear their best costumes,
heads lifted proudly, no one yields.
You've filled my life with fragrant blooms,
strong flowers grow on well-ploughed fields.

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Leaves

Thick carpets of warm russet leaves
are blown by breath of wind to town.
They come to rest in streets and eaves,
storms scattered carpets of bright leaves.
Soon wet and dry spells will bereave
still tumbling leaves from gold and brown-
they'll change into dry, threadbare leaves
as breath of winter comes to town.
Frost comes on silent feet- like thieves
arrive at night- bewitching leaves,
which shrivel and dry up, wind grieves.
His play has come to end, no crown
to rustle anymore, no leaves
reflecting sun's light kiss- all downed.

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Passers-by

Soft greyness of November's sky
envelops trees and cranes in mist;
cars speed on black wet roads, birds cry
to herds of grey sheep in the sky.
I look outside and wonder why
we're all en route on roads that twist-
while wave clouds of November's sky
surround pale Sun in silent mist.
I watch a flock of geese, they fly
in v-formation in the sky;
I whisper sadly my goodbye-
in months to come they will be missed.
As grey sheep crowd November's sky,
my thoughts dissolve in wisps of mist.

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Touch of light

Sun touched Sky with her golden brush
and put a shine on angels' wings.
On blue-jay's coat, a russet flush-
Sun kissed him with her golden brush.
While feathers of the big brown thrush
seem polished, like the shoes of kings,
Sun painted with her golden brush
a speck of light on spread of wings.
The autumn trees wear a bright blush-
Sun whispered love songs with her brush.
Wide carpets of green grass, still lush,
bring memories of early spring.
Sun touched my world with golden brush,
she lends her strength to heart's soft wings.

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Treasures

Your voice adds sunlight to each day,
warming my blood in soft embrace;
with magic touch gray fades away-
your voice paints colours in each day.
On autumn leaves, pure gold now plays,
I feel how smiles light up my face;
your voice puts flowers in each day,
warming my blood in soft embrace.
As trees are dancing, branches sway,
your voice works miracles each day.
All gathered treasures I'll display
as flowers in a crystal vase-
your voice brings beauty to each day,
warming my blood in soft embrace.

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