Thoughts outside the mainstream – Eugenia

 

79919-The-Distant-Moon

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.

©Franci Eugenia Hoffman

A gander at me –
I enjoyed a dedicated career in the insurance industry for over 20 years being rewarded both professionally and personally. Now it’s time for me to follow my dreams by doing things I enjoy…spending time with family, learning, sharing, traveling, writing poetry, and encouraging others to pursue their goals. My writing and creative endeavors can be found at my blogs, Eugi’s Causerie I and Eugi’s Causerie II, where I have gathered a following of kindred souls who share my passion for writing. I have authored Fanciful Delights and Mama, me and Mother NatureI am also a published author on Spillwords, PoetrySoup, and beBee.com.

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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