Autumn Rain – Trimeric Poem – September 24, 2015

The couple

but now the rains begin to fall
soulful – autumn winds howl
mourning the passing of another summer
he laments his passing youth

soulful – autumn winds howl
the trees shudder in their anger
and bend before their might

mourning the passing of another summer
he sits in a pathetic funk
apparently sedate – apparently sedate

he laments his passing youth
he’s taken by a righteous rage
but nothing changes – except the leaves

© G.s.k. ‘15

i just discovered this lovely form this morning  (it’s called the Trimeric) on Two Paise Poetry … who learnt it from Darklight Harbor  and wanted to try it out immediately. The Trimeric was created by Dr. Charles A. Stone and here’s how it works:

a four stanza poem in which the first stanza has four lines and the last three stanzas have three lines each, with the first line of each repeating the respective line of the first stanza. The sequence of lines, then, is abcd, b – -, c – -, d – -.

I also used the words from Three Word Wednesday – pathetic, sedate and righteous.

3 Word Wednesday

3 Word Wednesday – Week No. 446

32 thoughts on “Autumn Rain – Trimeric Poem – September 24, 2015

  1. Hi Bastet, thank you for the mention! Really how some forms are passed on by “word of mouth” from one poet to another.
    Just a small note.. my blog is two “paise” poems.. small mistake on your part there, nothing major 🙂 Thanks again!


    • Loved your thoughtful comment … indeed there isn’t much we can do about the passing of time, but it’s probably better to find a way to accept the facts as gracefully as possible … and n that cheery note ( 🙂 ) Thanks a lot for your thoughts!


    • The difference is that a troiku is based on a haiku … you take the haiku and for each line write a new haiku … with the trimeric you write a four line poem the you elaborate three stanzas from the second, third and fourth lines .. It works out that the first line becomes sort of the title of the poem I think.


  2. This form is similar to the cascade form which uses four lines instead of three. One must accept and find the best in things we cannot change like the aging process. Thought provoking poem. Enjoyed it.


    • Thanks Cressida .. in effects this form is similar to quite a few other forms I’ve come across (and which other’s have brought to my attention) – still I liked writing it very much. Yes, wisdom is accepting what one cannot change … with grace. Glad you enjoyed it!


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