#TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 301, 1/3/23 – New & Experience

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THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Winter: A Dirge” by Robert Burns: hail, rain, sleet, bank, beast, bird, heartless, joyless, soothes, request, resign, fancy

Sleet, rain, hail I have this task

A recent challenge to myself

A beast of a battle I say

Joyless and the sky is grey

Fancy an advice from an elf

Once I have the know-how I bask

Could be heartless but I don’t ask

Fear I laid it up on the shelf

Resign to do it come what may

Birds fly and I’ve to find my way

Believe in the thing-in-itself

Of bottling some hope in a flask

A novel way to undergo

Slow but surely it makes me grow*

(c) ladyleemanila 2023


Trilonnet, created by Shelley A. Cephas, is a 14-line poem made up of four three-line verses of 8 syllables (iambic tetrameter) and one rhyming couplet or four three-lined verses of 10 syllables (iambic pentameter) and one rhyming couplet.

Each 3 line verse is an unrhymed triplet. Each triplet has a rhyme scheme of abc. It is related to a sonnet in that it made up of 14 lines. There are 2 rhyme schemes for this form:

abc abc abc abc dd

or abc cba abc cba dd

For: https://wordcraftpoetry.com/2023/01/03/tankatuesday-weekly-poetry-challenge-no-301/, https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2023/01/03/photo-challenge-447/, http://sundayswhirligig.blogspot.com/2022/12/whirligig-403.html

12 responses

  1. Lisa

    Another new form, and another lovely poem to introduce it to me! This one looks like it would take me a lot longer to write than others. Very nice.

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    1. ladyleemanila

      glad you like it, Lisa 🙂


  2. ben Alexander

    oh! this is a new form for me, and you knocked it out of the park, LLM! Well done ❤


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    1. ladyleemanila

      thanks, David ❤


  3. yvettemcalleiro

    That’s a new form for me, Lady Lee, but I love the poem you created with it.

    Yvette M Calleiro 🙂

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    1. ladyleemanila

      so glad you like the poem, yvette 🙂

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  4. Colleen M. Chesebro

    Lady Lee, this form has a lovely rhythm. I especially love the last two lines: “A novel way to undergo
    Slow, but surely it makes me grow.” Happy New Year!

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    1. ladyleemanila

      so glad you like the poem, Colleen 🙂 thank you ❤

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      1. Colleen M. Chesebro

        You’re welcome. 🧡

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  5. msjadeli

    I like how this plan marched down the page. I predict success.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. ladyleemanila

      thank you 🙂

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      1. msjadeli

        You’re welcome, Lady Lee 🙂

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