The day seven prompt was 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.
I generally struggle with structured poetry and really struggled with this one in particular. At a loss for inspiration I wrote a poem about my upcoming move from Yorkshire to Liverpool. I’m not massively happy with it, but it’s done and tomorrow is another writing day.
The Other End of the Canal
All ready to move to Liverpool
Away from the rolling hills of Yorkshire
At the other end of the canal
It seems extra long today, that canal
It seems a great distance to Liverpool
From the rolling hills of Yorkshire
The beautiful county of Yorkshire
Split apart by a canal
Ending in the city of Liverpool
Leaving Yorkshire for Liverpool, it’s not far along the canal
Copyright D M Day 2016
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