Thursday, 7 April 2016

NaPoWriMo Day 7 – tritina

The wicked wind blows the falling snow
Crocus tremble with the sudden cold
Grackles scare as intruder jays land

Vultures fly slow circles over the land
Undeterred by the flying snow
Velvet-green pines sway in the cold

Muskrat dives in icy pond so cold
Squirrels and chipmunks scurry on land
Flag flaps in the flying snow

I seek warmth indoors, away from the cold, frozen land, in the snow.

Here is a tricky style!

The tritina is a shorter cousin to the sestina, involving three, three-line stanzas, and a final concluding line. Three “end words” are used to conclude the lines of each stanza, in a set pattern of ABC, CAB, BCA, and all three end words appear together in the final line.


William Kendall said...

Given the weather, that's quite appropriate right now!

Red said...

Very surprising last line.

Anvilcloud said...

That's kind of an interesting poetic formula. Well done.