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Embracing the creative wonder of solitude:an inspirational tritina poem

Updated on August 13, 2013
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RIver Flows In You - Yiruma

While we benefit greatly from interacting, learning and being around others, there are merits in being alone. In this tritina, I have compared solitude to a wise guru, and indeed, he teaches us a great deal.

Indeed, it is in solitude that we can reflect, be creative and be the most productive. In solitude we have peace.

I hope that you will enjoy this tritina poem. For more on how to write a tritina, I would like to refer you to another great writer, Deborah Neyens, who explains this form, a less complex relative of the Sestina, a challenging sestet form. Do click on this link to find out more from her well crafted example, Breathe.

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A reflective master, is great solitude;

Who embraces much sought need of being alone

Thoughtful quietness of the self

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Who delights in creative quiet of the self,

Is the artful master, Solitude

His thoughts provoked when alone

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His wonders made when so alone

Created when in tune with self

Master craftsman, wondrous solitude

Do you like being alone?

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Serene Solitude, creates when left alone, in sweet tune with the self.

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      A tritina poem on why it is good to be alone

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Love this and do work the best when it is quiet. So could very much relate. Beautiful and of course voted way up and shared all over, too!!

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      As a true introvert, I love being alone. I like other people's company but in small dosages.

      This is beautiful. I enjoyed the photos you chose, too.

      Voted UP and will share.

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      Healthy Life 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      I connected with this poem because I value time alone to be productive and to be at peace. I try to schedule alone time every day. Your poem and pictures are beautiful. Voted and sharing!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      i wish i didn't enjoy being alone quite so much as i do, Michelle..

      having read the comments here - i'm wondering if it's a writers penchant or a human one?

      beautiful poem...up and sharing..

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

      Solitude is a needed commodity in my house. But I enjoy a little peace before I close my eyes at night and work on my poems. Anyways, I really enjoyed your poem and I am interested in this form. Jamie

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      I love to be in a company of good, honest and fun people. However, I also love and treasure some time alone and I think I love it most of the time. That's when my creative juice flows accordingly and that's when I get to reflect in many things in life. I simply love my "me-time".

      Pretty enjoyable hub (tritina poem) to read on my time alone (but not lonely) at home while sipping a cup of mojito infused green tea.

      Beautiful, up and sharing.

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      dreamseeker2 4 years ago

      My alone time appears to be in the morning. I think as humans and as writers or artists, we all need to be alone at sometime. It helps to regroup and gather ones thoughts without any outside interruptions. At least it works for me that way. Great hub, voted it up! Enjoyed this one! : )

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks for sharing, Janine! It's quiet here now and I'm loving the peace. Thanks for sharing!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Myself too. As Leslie says below, It could be a writer's trait! Thanks for sharing too!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Healthylife!! Very much love my alone time too. Thanks for sharing!!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Oh, I just mentioned to someone else here that yes, it seems to be a writer's thing!! But I do enjoy the company of others, in personal, smaller doses. Thanks for sharing!!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Hi Jhamman! I came across this form of poetry only recently too. Am glad to share it....lovely to write in place of the sestina as that can be quite stressful!! Thanks for sharing!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Myself too. It's when we can get the most done, Cristina. Thanks for sharing!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Hello, Gwen! Yes, indeed. Regrouping is most important for us writers. Else we cannot produce anything creative or worthy of reading! Thanks for sharing and liking it!

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      Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Michele-marvelous job here with the tritina poetry style. I followed your link to Deb's poem so I could better understand the complexity and your poem is awesome. I also loved the beautiful music you added. UP/U/I/A/B and shared.

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Masterfully done. Accept my compliments. Thank you

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      Marie Giunta 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Beautiful words in a beautiful looking hub, thank you.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Truly beautiful Michelle and I shall be taking a peep at Deborah's work also.

      Thanks for this gem and I vote up,across an share all around.

      Lots of love

      Eddy.

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      Deborah Neyens 4 years ago from Iowa

      Michelle, what a lovely poem. I got such a feeling of peace reading it. And a huge thank you for the shout out and link to my poem. I will link right back to yours!

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      A wonderful sight with great expressions thanks

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Denise, for visiting both of us! Glad that you like this!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Martin!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, MPG Narratives!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      You'll enjoy Breathe, Eiddwen. Thanks for sharing!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Hi Deb, a pleasure!! Saw the link as well! Thanks so much for sharing a form that not many will be familiar with too.

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, DDE!

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      Valleypoet 4 years ago

      I think time alone is essential, despite our need as human beings to be with others. Like everything however, you can get too much of a good thing. Your poem though expresses so well the positive aspects of solitary times...thanks for sharing Michelle:-))

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Yes, you can indeed get too much of a good thing! Thanks for sharing, Valley!

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      Mike Pugh 4 years ago from New York, New York

      This is a superb poem here and I love the intro Midget, as well as being alone in solitude. I learned many years about the Art of Zen Mastery, it dealt with meditation and finding your center of gravity through inner modes of thoughtlessness, allowing oneself to lose oneself and become one with the universe.

      This poetry here connects with such a truth which is noble and requires no money or others to make happen, wow! nicely put.

      Thumbs up and getting shared for sure, thanks for sharing this gift with us, and I'll write a hub all about it some day on my Cloud Explorer profile, this one is strictly for poetry and the new community I just got started recently. Cool stuff!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Yes, Poetic Ink. Yes, we all should retain a level of secrecy and privacy special only to us, and find our own center. Vitally important. Thanks for having me around!! Touched!

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Beautifully expressed and presented thanks

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      Well I spend a lot of time alone and probably one of the reasons I am so prolific (lol) and that I am so in tune with my creativity because the very nature of writing , in particular, the poetry genre, is about solitude and being with touch with yourself. Thank you for the inspiration as always - you are a writer's writer and someone to be admired.

      Sending you warm wishes and good energy from lake erie time ontario canada 12:58pm

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, DDE!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Correct, being a writer means being in touch with your own emotions! Thanks for the compliment, Epiman!! Sending the great energy right back at you!

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