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Terza Rima Poems

Read wonderful terza rima poetry on the following sub-topics: art, animals, christmas, death, family, flowers, food, friendship, funny, kids, life, love, music, nature, nursery, parents, sadness, school, spring, sports, summer, war, winter and more. Read a definition and example (where appropriate).

Note: The forms for these poems were selected by the poet. Often poems are assigned the wrong form. Please confirm the accuracy of the poetic form before referencing the poem.



List of New Poems

PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Premium Member Poem YOURS IS BIGGER THAN MINE Martin Brown Terza Rima emotions,
My Place In A Natural Station Tom Cook Terza Rima god, nature, poets,
Premium Member Poem Factual truth liam mcdaid Terza Rima abuse, corruption, creation, earth,
Premium Member Poem I MADE MY BED AND SLEPT IN IT Martin Brown Terza Rima emotions, forgiveness,
A Face Shelva SMenon Terza Rima image,
Premium Member Poem THE BOOZE DIDN'T LET ME Martin Brown Terza Rima emotions, fun,
In My Heart Your Song Is Ever Singing - Valentine's Collection Vladislav Raven Terza Rima desire, dream, love, night,
Fallen Empire David Cardamone Terza Rima analogy,
Premium Member Poem The Pilgrim's Ghost of a Thousand Heavenly Dreams liam mcdaid Terza Rima allegory, creation, dream, fantasy,
Premium Member Poem Pearl of a great price liam mcdaid Terza Rima beautiful, blessing, creation, destiny,
Premium Member Poem The Iceman Marylou Bondi Terza Rima depression, family, loneliness,
Scratching at my Soul jay moore Terza Rima crazy, dark, death, evil,
Premium Member Poem Rose petals liam mcdaid Terza Rima angel, beautiful, blessing, deep,
Premium Member Poem Called history repeating itself liam mcdaid Terza Rima emotions, feelings, peace, truth,
Premium Member Poem Ugly government bodies liam mcdaid Terza Rima blessing, child, emotions, faith,
Premium Member Poem Falling from the clouds liam mcdaid Terza Rima angel, beautiful, blessing, love,
Premium Member Poem That Ancient Darkside of All Hallows Eve Past liam mcdaid Terza Rima dark, evil, fantasy, god,
Premium Member Poem Strength in Unity Caren Krutsinger Terza Rima angel, humanity, universe,
Autumnal Love MAHTAB BANGALEE Terza Rima how i feel, love,
Lets Re-Love MAHTAB BANGALEE Terza Rima love,
Premium Member Poem That Ancient Darkside of All Hallow's Eve Past Gary Bateman Terza Rima dark, evil, fantasy, god,
Premium Member Poem You came to me an angel dressed in light liam mcdaid Terza Rima angel, beautiful, beauty, blessing,
Premium Member Poem The Pilgrim's Ghost of a Thousand Heavenly Dreams Gary Bateman Terza Rima allegory, creation, dream, fantasy,
Hard Look in the Mirror Jacob Jones Terza Rima emotions, life, self,
Premium Member Poem A Salt's Serenade Gregory R Barden Terza Rima age, happiness, nature, ocean,
Word Songs Harley White Terza Rima bird, creation, emotions, feelings,
Premium Member Poem Awakening darkness escapes into shadows liam mcdaid Terza Rima deep, emotions, fate, feelings,
Premium Member Poem Ghost of your presence enters liam mcdaid Terza Rima beautiful, blessing, love, moon,
I LOVE Meditation Mediating Mindful Poems Anil Deo Terza Rima abuse, change, christian, deep,
Premium Member Poem The Mind's Cornfield Gary Bateman Terza Rima allegory, death, emotions, faith,
Candid Abraham Elizondo Terza Rima books, clothes, deep, girl,
Premium Member Poem The Strawberry Moon Gary Bateman Terza Rima beautiful, god, heaven, imagery,
Premium Member Poem Misted moonlight liam mcdaid Terza Rima angel, emotions, faith, love,
No Yield to Defeat In Our Love Field john sensele Terza Rima poems,
A Night at Fire Station Number 9 Thomas Koron Terza Rima appreciation, courage, fire, hero,
Premium Member Poem Aborted rights remain valid facts to speak up liam mcdaid Terza Rima abortion, abuse, anger, animal,
Premium Member Poem Standards slip backwards liam mcdaid Terza Rima abuse, betrayal, conflict, corruption,
Premium Member Poem Sailing Away Under a Silver Moon Forever liam mcdaid Terza Rima beautiful, dream, emotions, imagery,
Premium Member Poem Burnt remains lost without peace liam mcdaid Terza Rima betrayal, color, conflict, death,
Death Becomes Me Rebecca Huxley Terza Rima abortion, bereavement, depression, grief,
Premium Member Poem Sailing Away Under a Silver Moon Forever Gary Bateman Terza Rima beautiful, dream, emotions, imagery,
Premium Member Poem O April Rain John Gondolf Terza Rima april, nature, rain, spring,
Premium Member Poem A Springtime Ritual in Texas John Gondolf Terza Rima flower, nature, spring,
Sitting At Twilight Time Evie CW Terza Rima appreciation, beauty,
Life's Lullaby john sensele Terza Rima poems, , Lullaby,
Cupid Commemorations john sensele Terza Rima poems,
Premium Member Poem Trixie Lou, Two Points of View Caren Krutsinger Terza Rima 11th grade, 12th grade,
Strife And Victory Andrew Crisci Terza Rima destiny, forgiveness, god, happiness,
Fragrance is One Sheryl Martin Terza Rima islamic, spiritual,
Premium Member Poem I feel Love liam mcdaid Terza Rima emotions, feelings, light, moon,

About This Page

Terza Rima Poems. Examples of Terza Rimas and a list of poems in the correct poetic form and technique. Share and read Terza Rima poetry while accessing rules, topics, ideas, and a comprehensive literary definition of a Terza Rima.

Brief Definition

A Terza Rima is a type of poem which is made up of three-line stanzas linked to each other by rhyme. Each stanza, or tercet, introduces a new rhyme in its middle line, while the first and third lines continue a rhyme from the previous stanza. So the rhyme scheme is going to be A-B-A, B-C-B, C-D-C, and so on.

Typically a terza rima poem ends with a single line that repeats the rhyme of the middle line from the last tercet, or a couplet with two lines that both use the last middle line's rhyme: B-C-B, C-D-C, D, or DD.

The Italian term, literally "third rhyme", indicates that this form is much more widespread in Italian, a language where rhymes are more plentiful than in English. Dante introduced the form in the 14th century, and his Divine Comedy and Inferno are the most celebrated examples of terza rima. English poets have used it successfully, however, including Chaucer, Milton, Shelley and T.S. Eliot. 

Terza Rima Poem Example

Beauty Kisses The Beast

Sun golden shining warm upon the back speaks
wind cutting cold chills freezing thoughts held
captivating love standing a vigil faraway dream

Touching warm fingers of light in a deep blue painted sky
bewitching clouds gunbarrel grey shooting magic wishes
silver shading arrow points out into the softest peach charms spells

Everything spellbinding shines amazing beautiful enchanting 
snow covered mountains cold winds howling and whistling tunes
bells in the distance calls you're the rock one clings to on Trawbrega's shores

Drawing behind the eyes wind bellowing whispers a blessing tides turn waves
inside joy burns one candle warmly flickering happiness butterflies dance
blue blazes to see the soul of a deeply treasured jewel forever sings



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