NapoWriMo Day Seven: Tritina

Prompt for Day Seven is to write a tritina. Again I had no idea what this was until I read the following. 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.
To help with this challenge I asked a friend to choose three random words. They chose horse, midnight, and Thailand.

Hunted for sport, on a galloping horse
See the border, on the stroke of midnight
To find my freedom in Thailand

Or my death, before I touch Thailand?
Twang, an arrow; penetrates my horse
She falls, I fall, world dark as midnight

We never made it past Midnight
We never made the paradise of Thailand
Whinnys and cries from my dying horse

Horse still, midnight looms near Thailand

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “NapoWriMo Day Seven: Tritina

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s