B&P’s Shadorma and Music Prompt

The “Tritina” is a ten lined poem, divided over three tercets with a single line at the end of the poem. You can stop after the ten lines or create sequences to make a longer poem. Tritinas arose in the 20th century. They use three end words that are repeated throughout the poem.

Guidelines to writing a poem in Tritina form:

The poem has ten lines, grouped into three tercets and one conclusive line.

Tritinas have no meter requirements – However whatever meter you pick, you should try to stick with it to maintain the rhythm of your poem.

The rhyme scheme, if you choose to have one, is based on the three end words you choose.
Having chosen your three words, your pattern should look like this: ABC, CAB, BCA and the last line have all three words in it, bringing you back to ABC.

Deb Gibson, Canadian Artist, Kilarney, acrylic on canvas


I see fire beyond the woodlands
Scorching bright red flames despite wind
Spreading like hell with no mercy

People were asking for mercy
No more bushes in the woodlands
Sudden departure of the wind

Why have you forsaken us, wind?
How come that you show no mercy?
Have we dishonoured your woodlands?

Save our woodlands, dear wind, have some mercy

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

For: B&P’s Shadorma and Beyond – Tritina Poem – April 16, 2016 and Music Prompt #38: “I See Fire” by Ed Sheeran. Also for: Disaster

Weekly Challenge: Romance

Is there humour in love?
I just have to ask
Of course, there is
Otherwise, what else is there?
If we cannot laugh together
To the simple things we have
Then why take things seriously?
Laughter is the best medicine
Ask your doctor, he’ll verify
For when I first met you
You made me laugh

Are there reasons in love?
What kind of reasons?
Of why we love each other?
That’s always a mystery
Like two opposite poles
They attract each other
Two different cultures
Different races & likes
Different hobbies
They don’t matter much
Two hearts, one soul
That’s the vital thing

I love you for all these
The flowers you plant for me
The meal you cook for me
The places we see together
The experiences we share
The little fights, the make-ups
The arguments, the debates
You’re keeping me on my toes
Of what is important in life

For: Weekly Challenge: Romance




Poetry challenge #15: Shadorma


eating our dinner
in the shade
with the babe
under the old mango tree
with the fire burning

you and me
people planting rice
plowing fields
shade protects us from the heat
you, me and baby

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

For: Poetry challenge #15: Shadorma by Jane Dougherty

Limerick Challenge Week 12: Free Flowing!


On this chilly night, I can tell
We’re safe all years, that’s swell
Hopefully we can connect
A deal for us to select
Join us for life is always belle



Try to put butter in a sentence
Bread with butter and jam at once
What’s next, I ask
Have a tea in a flask
It will always be in your presence



Next year will be different, I hope
We won’t be balancing on a tightrope
We’ll be safe, for sure
With you, mi amour
With coloured hardstone, a positive kaleidoscope


by brenda warren


For: Limerick Challenge Week 12 and Wordle 231 by Brenda Warren