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NaPoWriMo #7: Moon-song Tritina

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Today’s prompt is to write a tritina. A tritina is a 10 line poem in three 3-line verses followed by a single line. A tritina requires the use of three specific words set in a prescribed pattern: abc, cab, bca with all three words (abc) in the final line. I am basing my tritina on a photograph that I took at the beach many years ago.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA Moon-Song Tritina

Apricot and lavender hues at dawn
on the beach under a setting full moon
my thoughts converge into a morning song.

Fractured word-bits turn to song
on the cool wet sand at an ocean’s dawn
made clear and smooth by the waning moon

Like ancients singing by the light of the moon
with their drums beating out a fireside song
to the eternal pound of the surf at dawn,

On the beach at a moon-kissed dawn, my thoughts conceive a morning song.

 

ljgloyd (c) 1999, 2016

 

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