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How to Write Poetry: The Trilinea Poetic Form
The Trilinea A poetic form
The Trilinea is a short poem similar to the haiku. I do not know who actually invented the format, but it obviously has it's origin in the haiku form.
Where the haiku consists of 17 syllables in three unrhymed lines 5. 7. 5, the Trilinea also consists of three unrhymed lines, but with a syllable count of 16, in the format of, 4. 8. 4. lines.
Unlike haiku, Trilinea does not need to be related to nature or the seasons, its one caveat; the word 'Rose' or roses must be included in the poem.
Rose can be a colour, an action, a flower or a name. The general consensus is that the Trilinea should be unrhymed, but others insists that the first and last lines should rhyme. For the purpose of this hub, I chose to use both forms.
I became aware of this form of poetry some time ago, while checking out a fellow Huber's page
However, it took a while before I got around to writing my first Trilinea.
I decided it was time to write a Trilinea. I hope you will enjoy my first effort.
From pouting lips
Of Soft rose red, sweet tender words
Of love he sips
She was his Rose
His obsession, his secret love
But no one knows
Rose petels graced
Big brass bed, two bodies entwined
Rose was her name
The wild scarlet red jezebel
A shrew untamed
They danced the tango, passion rose
The world grew hushed
- The Trilinea is a tristich; a poem of three lines
- It may or may not rhyme
- Any rhyme should be in the first and last lines
- Consists of sixteen syllables
- Must contain the word 'ROSE'
- Rose can be a flower, a name, an action or a colour