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A Shakespeare Inspired Triolet

Today, Real Toads is celebrating the Bard by asking us to write a poem inspired by him or his works.  I have long loved his Sonnet 18 (Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?), so that is what I used for my inspiration.  At NaPoWriMo, the challenge is to write a triolet.  I thought this form would be perfect for a Shakespeare inspired poem.  I’m also sharing this for the open link at d’Verse Poets.

flower and sheet music

Your love is like the warmth of spring;

new life you draw from winter’s rest.

My joyful heart a song does sing.

Your love is like the warmth of spring

more precious than the wealth of kings.

I hold you close within my breast.

Your love is like the warmth of spring;

new life you draw from winter’s rest.


28 thoughts on “A Shakespeare Inspired Triolet

  1. Triolet … the word rests on my tongue, not wanting to leave. What a great poem you have composed for us today!

  2. Pingback: Jamming on Triolet and Love | Two Voices, One Song

    • Triolet, now let me see, how does that go?
      I know I wrote one just a few days ago, but have already forgotten the details. After an entire alphabet of form, my head is in a spin.
      Yours sounds lovely. A sonnet inspired triolet, now there’s a task.

      • Ah, confusing tritina with triolet. Reading yours again, and love that pattern with your repeated lines fitting so naturally.

  3. I am not good with forms, and my admiration shines upon everyone who creates a triolet or any other form… This is beautiful not only in form but in content. Simply done, sweetly rendered. I broke the rules and posted two, but the funny one shows up first on my blog.

    Thanks for a breath of spring… summer… Amy

  4. Delightful! And a positive take on the warmth of spring which we cherish when we feel it. Wonderful repetition and rhyme which is gentle and loving.

  5. Your poem is lovely. You did a wonderful job with the prompts. The line “I hold you close within my breast” seems to be the heart of this poem for me.

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