Our (optional) prompt for Day Seven comes to us from Gloria Gonsalves, who challenges us all 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.
Wind blowing in the valley where we always go,
Where serenity arrives with the oceanic tide,
Grass fragrant, rustles in the valley we reside,
Running through grass, escape life to ocean reside,
Valley’s hush, mystical, tricky path where we go,
On the beach, sand softens feet, running through the tide,
Laying towels, white sand, resting here, hear the tide,
Walking home, grass flicks our calves, back home we reside.
In tomorrow’s heat, to the valley we’ll go.
Tricky tides pull, in the valley we reside — go.
Hi, just wanted to leave a little note to those whose posts I usually comment on, and those bloggers who follow me. I’m taking a break from blogging this week, most everything but completing the posts I need to. I might comment on the odd post, but for most posts I will get to on the weekend or next week 🙂 Thanks for understanding!
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