And last but not least, our (optional) prompt! Today’s prompt comes to us from TJ Kearney, who invites us to try a eight-line poem called a san san, which means “three three” in Chinese (It’s also a term of art in the game Go). The san san has some things in common with the tritina, including repetition and rhyme. In particular, the san san repeats, three times, each of three terms or images. The seven lines rhyme in the pattern a-b-c-a-b-d-c-d.
For more information please see NaPoWriMo.
Years passing swiftly, games of play drifting.
The measuring of time, not considered passing.
We’re in the moment, giving our energy here.
Play drifting, time through the sands spent sifting.
Quietly measuring time, loved ones dying fast.
Memories assault us and we’re making new ones.
Missing those gone, but in the moment having no fear.
Passing each day, choosing wisely, we run.
Sun always rises, something we depend on.
Bringer of hope, world constantly changing.
Each morning arise, handling each moment.
Each day, sun always rises, today gone.
Find bringers of hope, time we exchange.
Ultimate hope founded in our heavenly home.
Sleeping and morning arises, new day spent.
World finite, cared for above as we roam.
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