Monday, June 20, 2011

Up For Sale



Beautiful face without a name,
who would put a price on you?
It seems to me it’s such a shame…
Beautiful face without a name,
no family left to stake their claim;
laid out for sale in this venue.
Beautiful face without a name,
who would put a price on you?

© Copyright Ginny Brannan June 2011

A Triolet is a poetic form consisting of only 8 lines. Within a Triolet, the 1st, 4th, and 7th lines repeat, and the 2nd and 8th lines do as well. The rhyme scheme is simple: ABaAabAB, captital letters representing repeated lines.

Photo prompt courtesy Tess Kincaid, Magpie Tales #70 

21 comments:

  1. Lovely!
    And thanks for the piece on the triolet, its nice to learn something new:)

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  2. I always wish I knew their names... poignant.

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  3. Good job! like it a lot- thanks.

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  4. I had never heard of a triolet before. Thanks for sharing your poem as well as the structure.

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  5. Yes, well expressed feeling we get looking at old photos, more so if they are of a beautiful face like this one!

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  6. Love this form and your words are so touching. Will look forward to exploring more of your work as I follow along.

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  7. Very nicely done.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  8. Another form I had no idea about, nicely said and yeah screw the price on me, I'll go for free..lol

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  9. I love a Triolet and this one is very sweet. Poignant ... loved it.

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  10. Gee - and they say musical notes are confusing!! Seriously, though - your triolet is crafted extremely well, I do feel it for this lost soul.

    I'll have a bash at a triolet in my next poem prompt!

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  11. Love this Ginny, especially in the triolet. I want to try that form.

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  12. Love this, Ginny! You made a tough form look easy.

    I've never done a triolet. I wrote a pantoum once and that experience just about drove me to drink.

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  13. This is beautiful Ginny and what a wonderful poetry form, such elegance. I thought it quite sad about the price too

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  14. Thanks to all who enjoyed this and were kind enough to comment. I appreciate your thoughts and opinions!

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  15. Fine triolet Ginny my friend. Wow you're deeply buried in the blogosphere now... hehe

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Thank you for reading my poetry and sharing your thoughts.