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Desperate (tritina)

I wish I knew how, had ability to turn
away from you and not look back to see if it
affected you, my turning away, walking off.

I want you to miss this, and I fail to pass off
the distance as a gravely unfortunate turn
of events, see truth within desperation, it

blinds, consumes, and (I hate to, but) I admit it
impossible to justify the breaking off
of any contact to once again inward turn.

I want to reach within, find this, and turn it off.


Copyright © Tracy Decker | Year Posted 2006


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The Potter's Wheel

Pulling with hands soft and smooth as glazed clay,
Her foot prods the pedal, turning the wheel.  
She basks in the bliss of a beautiful mess.
 
She's learned art is born from that carefree mess.
Moulding with hands caked in layers of clay, 
She makes artwork dance on that spinning wheel.
 
Her bones creak along with the aging wheel,
Silver hair spattered by flecks of sweet mess.
She glazes with hands rough and cracked as dried clay.
 
Beyond clay and wheel, life spins a fine mess.  

*Form: Tritina


Copyright © Heather Ober | Year Posted 2013


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Alone

The darken theater held them there they sat
she looking down and he looked out together 
neither spoke, they came together but alone.

So many married years had passed each more alone.
She looked down and chatted on her phone, he sat
near me, we starred toward the movie together. 

They never knew how sad they looked together 
but all could see, and none envy, two alone. 
I shook my head and sat silent as they sat,

 side by side, they sat together, but alone.



*Tritina


Copyright © Debbie Guzzi | Year Posted 2013


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Time For Tears

The wait has been too long but now it’s time
To hold with love what she yearned for
No words for joy but grateful tears.

The radiant face aglow with sparkling tears
Cradling her child for the first time
She knows it’s been worth waiting for.

The fruit of mutual love she’s thankful for
She feels its breath and sheds warm tears
A lasting bond will grow in time.

A precious gift is born; it’s time for tears.


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1st line of each tercet & final line = pentameter
2nd & 3rd lines of each tercet = tetrameter
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19th July 2014
Contest: Tritina Challenge
Sponsor: Craig Cornish



Copyright © Paul Callus | Year Posted 2014


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The Wind and Sea


The mighty wind unleashed its gusty song 
     across the tranquil, undulating sea,
and stirred her body with his breath-filled kiss.

Set out to resurrect the dormant wave,
     with ever-gaining speed, began to ride
her surface till it formed the throbbing swell.

She came alive with joy from wind's strong kiss,
     and quivered to the music of his song
to join as one...the wanton wind and sea.

Vibrating life into the waking swell,
     as higher climbed the ever-mounting wave,
the wind pursued its frantic, urgent ride.

In rapturous communion, wind, and sea,
     succumbing to the magic of their song,
together formed the wave with passioned kiss,

and reached the grand finale of their ride;
     with great dynamic thrust, exploding swell,
at last attained their thrill, the highest wave.

Wind's lusty song has left the tranquil sea;
     its breathless kiss has bid farewell the wave
to end its ride, and put to rest the swell.

 
Sandra M. Haight

~2nd Place~
Premiere Contest: The Poet's Fire
Sponsor: Gregory R. Barden
Judged: 12/07/2017

~1st Place~
Contest: Wordscapes
Sponsor: John Hamilton
Judged: 08/17/2016

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The Tritina form is a mini version of a Sestina but there are three Tercets 
of three lines and a final line which uses all three words; 10 lines total.
The three Tercet's use the same three ending words in a pattern.
 
I intermingled two Tritina using six ending words in the required
pattern with the last tercet using all six ending words from both of them.

 1st Tercet: 1 2 3   song sea kiss
2nd Tercet: 4 5 6   wave ride swell           
3rd Tercet:  3 1 2   kiss song sea
4th Tercet:  6 4 5   swell wave ride
5th Tercet:  2 3 1   sea kiss song
6th Tercet:  5 6 4   ride swell wave

7th Tercet:  1 2 3 4 5 6  song sea kiss  wave ride swell   





Copyright © Sandra Haight | Year Posted 2016


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She Cries Tears

Her eyes show so much emotion inside She has certainly formed a trail of tears Leaving marks where the tears rolled down her face There’s no greater pain than what’s on her face The feeling she has, grows from the inside She cries so much there are a lot of tears She knows no other way but to cry tears Sullen look forms on her, right on her face Crying also happens way deep inside From inside she cries tears onto her face
Entrant into Andrea Dietrich's "Introducing Tritina (a new poetry form for you!)" contest 2/12/2013


Copyright © Russell Sivey | Year Posted 2013


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Remember

Some things are really hard to remember
Like some of the answers to a life test
When we make a mistake we sometimes fall

I do not stay down whenever I fall
Forgive when others choose to remember
Only then will you have passed the true test

Many people will never pass this test
On their knees many will not choose to fall
The days are over that they remember

Remember life's test and you will not fall

For Andrea's Tritina Contest

Challenging and fun, hopefully I got it right.


Copyright © Richard Lamoureux | Year Posted 2013


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Never Deal With A Fairy

The fairies harbor secrets; many humans should not know. Some will give one away for a price; that trade is very rare. Make a deal with a fairy and it’s for life. No self-respecting fairy, would take less than human service for a lifetime. What a fairy expects of a human slave; you won’t want to know. Fortunately, deals with fairies are, quite rare. Forget your steak dinner; in the land of fairies; you won’t get steak rare. Fairy food, you’ll eat and fairies take no animal’s life. How to cook fairy food, you’ll learn; it’s something a fairy slave must know. Once you know how; your new talent will be rare but, remember that you made that trade for, your life.


Copyright © M. L. Kiser | Year Posted 2018


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Three Crosses

Three crosses upon a hill; three men killed.
The middle One_Saviour of the lost world
Gave His precious blood of His own free will.

Salvation for everyone that was God's will.
How God' heart wept as His Son was killed
By sinful human beings of this world.

God created a beautiful clean world.
Sin came in by man's stubborn, prideful will.
All our rebellion_His precious Son killed.

Sin killed; but the Son won the world; this was God's will 

Sponsor: Andrea Dietrich
Contest: Introducing Tritina( a new poetry form for you!)
Written this 26th day of February 2013



Copyright © Sara Kendrick | Year Posted 2013


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Man With a Kind Heart

Many visit his home because he gives,
He is not very rich but he`s so kind,
Without restrain he gave from a good heart.

He had suffered from a beast with no heart,
Yet,he remained undeterred,but still gives,
Malicious looks from foes are not too kind.

Masses applaud him for being very kind,
With or without hardship and pain,he gives,
Afflictions he endures with a pure heart,

Yet,he gives from his kind and gentle heart.



CONTEST:"Introducing Tritina' sponsored by Andrea Dietrich


Copyright © olusegun Arowolo | Year Posted 2013


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Blood Red Moon

In moonlight, where all lovers kiss Beware the spell that charms a fool For crimson red will vex the eyes A capricious stain will startle eyes A trick to tempt crossed lover's kiss Bewitching every star-struck fool If you choose to be the fool Beguiled by moon, who winks an eye Be wary of the moonlight kiss A kiss will fool a blind man's eye, when stars conspire with the moon
___________________________ Form -- Tritina


Copyright © Carrie Richards | Year Posted 2014


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Date With The Chaperon of Moonlight

You illuminate our hearts as you brightly smile
A splendid feeling for us lovers in the night
We’re completely snuggled  under your light.

Sitting beside each other at the park with your light
We look at one another lovingly with sincerest smile
Then, our tender kisses filled the cold air of the night.

It turns out to be a very lovely and romantic night
Our most passionate love under your gleaming light
Our love is ablaze in the chaperon of your smile.


Your smile in the night is our best amorous light.



Feb. 25, 2013
Form of Poem: Tritina
©2014by Leonora Galinta



9th Place
Contest: Introducing Tritina ( a new poetry form for you)
Judged: 3/9/13
Poet Sponsor: Poet Andrea Dietrich

2nd Place
Contest: Moon and Sea
Judged: 3/13/13
Poet Sponsor: Poet Linda/PD



Copyright © Galeo DS | Year Posted 2013


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Patiently Awaiting

Upon the seas there sails a mighty ship
Her hold is weighted down with precious gold
She sails across the wide and surging sea

Alas! so dark and stormy is the sea
The men in fear and quaking grip the ship
The waves have no regard for chests of gold

While sailors try to lift the load of gold
The hull is damaged further by the sea
And rocks of distant shores have crushed the ship

Now lies the ship and gold beneath the sea


 

_ Form is both tritina and iambic pentameter _


Copyright © Isaiah Zerbst | Year Posted 2013


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Bewitched

Along a moonlight path, where lovers kiss Beware the spell that charms a fool For the midnight hour can blind the eye A capricious dark will twinkle eyes A trick to tempt crossed lover's kiss Bewitching every star-struck fool If you choose to be the fool Beguiled by moon, who winks an eye Be wary of the moonlight kiss A kiss will fool a blind man's eye, when stars conspire with the moon
________________________________________________ Inspired by Andrea's Contest: Tritina


Copyright © Carrie Richards | Year Posted 2013


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Patience is the Essence of Life

Idolatry makes me out of patience 
with the people lacking nous in essence, 
flitting away an all too frantic life.

One cannot hurry the lessons in life. 
Adopting great fortitude and patience, 
also childlike belief, is of essence.

Joy comes at a price; the very essence 
of wisdom attained through trials in life. 
Silence: trusty companion of patience.

True patience is the essence of a Life.

Poetry form: Tritina


Copyright © Suzette Richards | Year Posted 2013


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Peek A Boo

Oh yes, I see you, the Doc let me peek
for so long you were blurred no more than a
little gray wiggly blob Daddy would say boo

to [as if you could hear him?] saying "boo".
Maybe you did hear because out you came a
bit early! Dad was there again to peek.

Sorry about the light being so bright, a
bit scary. You started boo hooing, boo,
but you were gorgeous, still, at first peek.

So, of course your first game was peek a boo!


TRITINA

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Copyright © Debbie Guzzi | Year Posted 2014


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Spring hopes

 Weary souls await the coming of  spring
When life is renewed and temperatures rise
They long for warmer days and skies of blue

 A  blizzard had just come out of the blue
Dashing the hopes of many for an early spring
 Old man winter from his slumber did rise

 From this blanket of white  their hopes would rise
 And no longer would they have to  feel blue
Knowing that it wont be long before spring

Spring fever is on the rise as  gray skies turn blue

For Andrea's Tritina contest



Copyright © Joseph May | Year Posted 2013


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Soft Edges Free Hedges

The fog slowly creeps its dampness covers everything
All of nature now fuzzy around its wet edges
Fog settles like damp blanket 'pon the hedges

Wind tossed pines' sighs float through the hedges
The Dove's sudden coo lifts spirits of everything
Still no red sun seen lifting gray from the edges

Humans are confused_still damp around edges 
They seek a life of gratifying hedges
Who don't want to work but desire everything

They want free everything_soft edges with all hedges

Inspired by Andrea Dietrich
Contest: Introducing Tritina ( a new poetry form for you!)
Written this 24th day of February 2013
Not an entry....


Copyright © Sara Kendrick | Year Posted 2013


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Hybrids

The vampire leaves his crypt in search of blood.
A vegetarian before his death,
But now he’s cursed each night to take a life.

Recalling happy times throughout his life,
(Before another vampire drank his blood),
He wishes he had found eternal death.

He longs to lie beside his wife in death,
As they had lain together in his life -
Then spots a zombie, has to taste her blood…

Now hybrids, bloody deathly friends for life.

For Andrea’s Tritina contest


Copyright © jack horne | Year Posted 2013


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Hannah

We have waited so long for you, Darling,

Our precious, beloved, newly born daughter.

We have given you the name of Hannah.



Do you like your given name, sweet Hannah? 

Your great-grandma wears it with pride, Darling.

She is longing to meet her granddaughter.



It is time now for sleep for our daughter.

We will sing a sweet lullaby, Hannah,

As welcome to our world for our darling.



Darling daughter, Hannah, we love you so.



7/21/14  For Tritina contest


Copyright © Joyce Johnson | Year Posted 2014


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I Love You Now Forever And Always-Tritina

~I Love You Now Forever And Always~ (Tritina) You know by now just how much I do love You because you mean more than you Will know and I'll always love you forever Looking in your eyes I see love forever And the stars in the sky sparkle with your love ‘Cause sometimes there's only me and you You're the one that makes me strong and in you I trust with all my heart and soul forever There's nobody in the world like you my love I know that I love you now and forever. Dorian Petersen Potter aka ladydp2000 copyright@2015 February.28.2015


Copyright © Dorian Petersen Potter | Year Posted 2015


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A SPRING AFTERNOON ON THE FARM-Tritina

An empty barn was the home of a dog;
outside buzzing bees attacked a tiny cat...
joyful was the song of a parched bird.


An hour ago, happy was the warbling bird;
no rascals bothered the skinny, smelly cat...
they didn't get close to the hungry dog.


Rain came and it worried the shivering cat;
spring showers were the joy of the bird...
he could have been the prey of the dog.


Sunshine returned: the dog barked, the cat ran and the bird fled.


Copyright © Andrew Crisci | Year Posted 2013


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Made in God's Image

a tritina

His spiritual side resides in his soul,
Mental component refers to his mind,
the physical relates to his body.

Play and exercise harden his body, 
Moral principles grant hope to his soul
Proper education helps shape his mind.

Reading and being read to boosts his mind,
Nourishing food and drink build his body,
Teaching him honesty braces his soul.

Made in God’s image – soul, mind and body.


Copyright © Reason A. Poteet | Year Posted 2014


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You Bring Smiles

Little one, heaven's blessings follow you
Each day more happiness and love you bring
A new expression or word bestows smiles

You need but clap your hands to spread the smiles
In a crowded room all eyes are on you
Few can resist the joy your giggles bring

But that will change, for growth the years will bring
Look around, try to remember these smiles
The center of attention now is you

Revel in this moment when you bring smiles




*Tritina written July 19, 2014 for Craig's contest
(I cannot return comments at this time)


Copyright © Carolyn Devonshire | Year Posted 2014


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I Love You Forever And Ever -Tritina

 
(Tritina) You know by now just how much I do love You because you mean more than you will know and I'll always love you forever Looking in your eyes I see love forever And the stars in the sky sparkle with your love ‘Cause sometimes there's only me and you You're the one that makes me strong and in you I trust with all my heart and soul forever There's nobody in the world like you my love I know that I'll love you now and forever. Dorian Petersen Potter aka ladydp2000 copyright@2014 November,20,2014 (written alternating pentameters and tetrameters)


Copyright © Dorian Petersen Potter | Year Posted 2014