As If Were Lost…

As if were lost, I searched for me,
Many years so long have come to pass.
  -Outside myself I thought would be,
As if were lost, I searched for me.
But soon I found ‘twas not decreed,
   Light within soon shown at last.
As if were lost, I searched for me,
   Many years so long have come to pass!

From Poets.org http://www.poets.org:  The triolet

The triolet is a short poem of eight lines with only two rhymes used throughout. The requirements of this fixed form are straightforward: the first line is repeated in the fourth and seventh lines; the second line is repeated in the final line; and only the first two end-words are used to complete the tight rhyme scheme. Thus, the poet writes only five original lines, giving the triolet a deceptively simple appearance: ABaAabAB, where capital letters indicate repeated lines.

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  1. Ah yes, the search never ends! Beautiful poem. The triolet form works very well to convey the meaning.

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    • My first try of a triolet–a beautiful form. You’re so right–the search seems to be never ending.

      Thanks so much, Mary.

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  2. Beautiful poetry form, I must try it sometime. and yes, we are always searching for ourselves ~

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  3. Androgoth

     /  November 19, 2011

    An interesting idea
    Gayle… I hope that
    you are enjoying a
    fine weekend? :)

    Androgoth XXx

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  4. Androgoth

     /  November 19, 2011

    In reply to your question…

    Yes I turned mine off Gayle and also I have stopped following everyone, of course I still follow some of my friends but only about 20% I would say and my reasons are because wordPress has a ridiculous fetish for sending multiple e mails on just about everything that we do here and with all my other writing work I simply do not have the time to go through them all, mind you I sometimes don’t even get reminders on some postings, which is annoying on the Spaces that I do follow :)

    I think that it is hit and miss sometimes but at least by cutting down on the one’s to follow and just tweaking a few other settings I have managed to reduce the e mails by around 70% so a good outcome that :) Thank you for asking me about this though Gayle and I might try re-adding that option so that you and others can return when I reply :) However nine out of ten times I will always add a reply here my great friend :) Thank you for reading my offerings Gayle and for the welcomed feedback also :)

    Androgoth XXx

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    • Androgoth

       /  November 19, 2011

      Not ‘here’ I meant on my Space :) lol

      Androgoth XXx

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    • I understand why you didn’t want to be bothered by all the emails–I’m overwhelmed myself sometimes. Another friend that I have, had her comments “turned off” but she couldn’t figure how to get them turned on!

      Thanks for letting me know that it wasn’t something that was unintended. I totally support your decision. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. :) xo

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      • Androgoth

         /  November 20, 2011

        I have comments turned off on mine and Jen’s photographs that I have in my extra pages, I used to have it open for comments but I figured that looking at the photographs is one thing, and as for comments on them, well I don’t really expect to have someone make a comment on my ugly mug :) However on Jen’s pictures, well she is gorgeous, I just thought that I would offer that or I could quite easily be digging myself out of a very large hole :) ;) lol

        I hope you are enjoying your evening Gayle :)

        Androgoth XXx

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        • What?–your mug isn’t ugly, Androgoth! Your mug is quite charming…really it is.

          I’ve visited your photo albums but made no comments on anyone’s mug! ;) lol xo

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  5. Beautiful…

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  6. lovely…… wonderful how the same words take on a different meaning as we read on…..

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  7. Unique form of verse that you executed well. I love the subject, being that my name means “lost” and I feel “found.” :)

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  8. I’ve never been able to write like that, each of my poems I just write to rhyme… Maybe I should give it a try.. It works very well and loved it..

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    • And I usually don’t rhyme many of my poems unless the form requires it, as this one did. So pleased that you liked this–thanks so much.

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  9. this is so very beautifully written gayle. loved the way you dealt with this soul searching.

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    • My first try of a triolet–I believe you have tried this form, haven’t you, Trisha? And thanks for the lovely compliment.

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