Better Plans

I did not want that I should fall in love
For it seemed Fate had better plans for me
It was a bother not mine to speak of
I did not think I could fall in a love
Hard as the bedrock yet soft as a glove
That such love could be returned you see
But now I know I have fallen in love
For it seemed Fate had better plans for me

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Today on dVerse Poet’s Pub Frank challenges to write a triolet or a poem that closely resembles a triolet.

So, what is a triolet? A triolet’s characteristics are the following.

  1. The poem has 8 lines.
  2. The rhyme scheme is abaaabab.
  3. The meter is iambic tetrameter.
  4. The first, fourth and seventh lines repeat.
  5. The second and eighth lines repeat.



23 thoughts on “Better Plans

  1. A bang on, sterling triolet; my favorite so far today. The refrain alterations are smooth, and it cleaves to the happy message very well. Love poems can be saccharine, but yours is heart warming.

  2. I like the progression in your triolet, Raivenne, which is a difficult feat in a short poem, the way it begins on a wistful note and ends so hopefully. I particularly like the way it turns on the lines:
    ‘Hard as the bedrock yet soft as a glove
    That such love could be returned you see’.

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