Slow dance – A triolet

Hello dear readers,

Today I want to experiment with a style of poetry known as a triolet.

Now, I’d never heard of this one before either, so here’s a little background. It is a medieval French style of poetry– an 8 line stanza with a specific rhyming scheme like this : ABaAabAB.

The first, fourth and seventh lines are identical, as are the second and final lines, thereby making the initial and final couplets identical as well (Source: Wikipedia)

So here’s my humble attempt at a triolet! I have to say I really enjoyed writing this one 🙂

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Slow Dance

Slow dance, fox trot- hand in hand, cheek to cheek

Music flows, so does wine, such a feast for the eyes.

Twirl your skirt, tap your heels- the crescendo hits a peak!

Slow dance, fox trot- hand in hand, cheek to cheek.

Steady feet keeping time- it’s a game of hide and seek

Spirits reaching to the sky, there’s no time for goodbyes-

Slow dance, fox trot- hand in hand, cheek to cheek

Music flows, so does wine, such a feast for the eyes!

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Foxtrot

Photo courtesy: arthurmurrayofdanbury.com

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