NaPoWriMo, A Trio of Triolets

NaPoWriMo Day 23: Today’s  prompt is to write  a triolet, which is an eight-line poem. All the lines are in iambic tetramenter (for a total of eight syllables per line), and the first, fourth, and seventh lines are identical, as are the second and final lines.  So I have attempted three separate Triolets, one Coffee is a rearrangement of one I had written a while back . Stupid and Eggshells are both new…… here goes then.



Why am I  stupid  I want to know

Why do I make his danger signals glow

Whatever I try makes him angry   so …..

Why am I so stupid I want to know

Why is it I always set his danger signals aglow.

Why am I  stupid  I want to know

Why do I make his danger signals glow



I do  love my cup of coffee

Especially when it’s hot and frothy

Not for me Vanilla or toffee for

I do love my cup of coffee

But it must be hot and frothy for

I do  love my cup of coffee

Especially when it’s hot and frothy



I walk on eggshells all my life

Trying to be the perfect wife

Heading off all  trouble and strife

I walk on eggshells all my life

Shall I ever be the perfect wife

I walk on eggshells all my life

Trying to be the perfect wife



17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Angela
    Apr 23, 2013 @ 15:38:11

    These are great, Willow! A good read with a cup of coffee 🙂


  2. penpusherpen
    Apr 24, 2013 @ 15:12:49

    I’ve often thought that walking on eggshells is so, so descriptive..Willow, . the pain of just crushing eggshells with my hand (just made a flan) makes me flinch, so if I actually walked on them.. shivers!! … Enjoyed the read my friend, .and I could actually smell the coffee…any left? 🙂 xxPenxx


    • willowdot21
      Apr 24, 2013 @ 16:19:58

      There is always coffee for friends, especially good friends!!..I do not recommend walking on eggshells it is not only painful but it is stressful too! xxxx


  3. prayingforoneday
    Apr 24, 2013 @ 17:07:38

    STUNNING…Really brilliant.
    Can I ask, do these relate you your life. (Sorry if I am prying)
    I JUST sorted my emails out, so not AT LAST I am getting the emails I want to read from blogs I want to read..

    Brilliant Willow, truly..



  4. MisBehaved Woman
    Apr 25, 2013 @ 14:02:36

    I can so *feel* Stupid & Eggshells. Outstanding and very moving pieces!


  5. WordsFallFromMyEyes
    Apr 27, 2013 @ 05:49:40

    You will never be the perfect wife & you need to stop trying NOW!

    Not just you, but us all: all. Be perfectly Willow, I say. xx


  6. sheridegrom - From the literary and legislative trenches.
    Apr 28, 2013 @ 04:25:32

    Great work. I really like these.


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