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 Category:  Commentary and Philosophy Poetry
  Posted: February 19, 2020      Views: 32
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SANDRA DU PLESSIS 

Retired music teacher, and now trying to write my heart out, about what is going on in my mind.

I was asked a few times what my surname means. I only know it is from French origin. I did a Google search and I found the following explanati - more...

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Chapter 36 of the book 36. Heartbreak
Heartbreak - Triolet
"It Seems Not Right" by Sandra du Plessis

To sell your soul to gain some fame
that seems not right to give away
a gift from God abused in shame
to sell your soul to gain some fame
this trend must stop your faith proclaim
these monsters seek the young as prey.
To sell your soul to gain some fame
that seems not right to give away.

Author Notes
Inspired by Lyenocka's hundred word fiction story "Gift of Egg"


TRIOLET
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).

Example #1:
My Heart Residing in Thy Chest

In response to Shelly's, "The Indian Serenade".

For, break it shall and so it must
My heart residing in thy chest
When placed in care of lover's trust
For, break it shall and so it must
Passion's ashes returned to dust
This lonely heart is laid to rest
For, break it shall and so it must
My heart residing in thy chest

Copyright 2003 Dan Tharp

Example #2:
In Mourning Black

In response to "All in Green" by e.e. cummings

Fair maid, clad all in mourning black
Rides off upon her golden steed.
A mocking gesture: heart she lack'd.
Fair maid, clad all in mourning black,
Sheds not a tear and turns her back
With no regrets for wicked deeds.
Fair maid, clad all in mourning black,
Rides off upon her golden steed.

Copyright 2003 Dendrobia

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