Violets (a triolet)

Sweet violets in the garden grow

in dappled shade and summer breeze.

Such vibrant beauty to behold! 

Sweet Violet’s in the garden. Grow

strong and wise and free and bold! 

May laughter always flow with ease.

Sweet! Violets in the garden grow

in dappled shade and summer breeze.

Day four of NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month). The muses at have provided this prompt for the day:

Today, let’s try writing triolets. A triolet is an eight-line poem. All the lines are in iambic tetramenter (for a total of eight syllables per line), and the first, fourth, and seventh lines are identical, as are the second and final lines. This means that the poem begins and ends with the same couplet. Beyond this, there is a tight rhyme scheme (helped along by the repetition of lines) — ABaAabAB.

My poem today is also a celebration of my sweet granddaughter Violet’s second birthday. Happy birthday, pumpkin!

About Maggie C

Stained glass artist, writer, respecter of life.
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5 Responses to Violets (a triolet)

  1. Happy birthday, Violet! Your grandma is making you immortal. 🙂

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  2. What a sweet triolet for Violet (almost rhymes!) that I am sure she will cherish for decades to come.

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