NaPoWriMo 2020: Poetry from the trenches, Day 12

Image from Lars von Trier’s film
Breaking the Waves (1996)

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Today’s prompt challenges us to “write a triolet. These eight-line poems involve repeating lines and a tight rhyme scheme. The repetitions and rhymes can lend themselves to humorous poems, as well as to poems expressing dramatic or sorrowful moods. And sometimes the repetitions can be used in deceptive ways, by splitting the words in a given line into different sentences, and making subtle changes, as in this powerful triolet by Sandra McPherson.” ~ NaPoWriMo, Day 12

It’s Easter morning and it looks like another glorious spring day ahead. So much joy in the world, so much sadness. Like yesterday’s poem, my first triolet attempts to unpack some of the complicated and contradictory feelings I’ve been having lately.


Poetry from the trenches, Day 12

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Easter Morning


The bells are tolling in the sky.

The sky’s awash with song and light.
Spring quells my sorrow. Limpid cry,
The bells are tolling in the sky.
I’ve learned to live the questions. Why
Does Rilke have to be so right?
The bells are tolling in the sky.
The sky’s awash with song and light.

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