Rhymes, Rants & Accolades from North Central BC

Tritina For The Trees

Napowri’s ;prompt” April 7 Poetry Challenge
is to write a tritina. The tritina is a shorter cousin to the sestina, involving three, three-line stanzas, and a final concluding line. Three “end words” are used to conclude the lines of each stanza, in a set pattern of ABC, CAB, BCA, and all three end words appear together in the final line.


The poplar trunks awash in palest gold
Anticipation of the Spring in every tree
The promise of a sunny day is in the sky

Cloudlessness reveals a light blue sky
As sunshine tints the branches of the trees.
And poplars waken in a swath of gold.

I can almost see the leaf buds on the trees
Burst open brightest green against the sky
But for now, they only bask within the gold

Gold from the sky will bring new life to the trees

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