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Friday, April 8, 2016

Napowrimo 2016, Day Seven: A Tritina

Vsevelod Nekrasov is the featured poet-in-translation.  His minimalist poems are like mini-raps on passing thoughts.  'Wonder how they are received in his native Russia.

Day seven, Gloria Gonsalves challenges us to write a tritina, 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.  Does that mean together-together, or together as being somewhere in the last line?  I'll have to wait and see how they present themselves!  n.b. tbr!!

Time Lapse Replay
a tritina by Shirley Smith Franklin

Three pictures on the wall,
my two children in all,
one of them short, one tall.

In the first, she is tall,
and the next, near a wall
they smile at me, that's all.

In the last one of all
they're both dancing, he's tall:
my grown children, my wall.

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