An attempt today at a poem in Triolet form, where the eight lines follow the repetition ABaAabAB.
I like repetition in a poem because it serves to emphasise particular words and create a rhythm. I think the Triolet would usually feature iambic tetrameter too, but one step at a time…
I chose the raven as the subject of the poem because I always feel birds are so intuitive and carry messages through the skies. Ravens particularly are also harbingers of fate (doom?), destiny and magic.
January feels like a somewhat fateful, dark and brooding month.
The raven came for you today
He stayed a while, then flew away.
(You wouldn’t wish him to stay?)
THE RAVEN CAME FOR YOU TODAY;
dreich silhouette above the city’s decay
strutting back and forth in my window bay.
The raven came for you today –
He stayed a while then flew away.