The following description is reposted with permission from Poetry Maqnum Opus, with thanks to Judi Van Gorder for years of work on that fine resource.
The Troisieme is a verse form introduced by Viola Berg. The content is broken into 4 parts, an introduction in the 1st tercet, an expansion in the 2nd tercet, a parallel or contrast in the 3rd tercet and a summary or conclusion in the couplet.The structural elements of the Troisieme are:
- stanzaic, written in 3 tercets followed by a couplet.
- syllabic, 3-5-7 3-5-7 3-5-7 9-9 syllables each.
It’s Finally Here
have turned the corner,
the Christmas season begins.
boxed with care last year,
unpacked and hung on the tree.
and red bows adorn
garland strung around the room.
Candy canes and shaped sugar cookies
fresh from the oven for you and me.
~~Judi Van Gorder
Man alone will plot against his kind
because of words one man deemed were true.
They promote a life beyond this realm.
Dismiss all logic! Faith overcomes!
The next life counts promises much more.
Believe those words and your pain dissolves.
That others think those words are fiction
marks them somehow as threats deserving
Your enmity lest you come to doubt.
The plots and counter-plots marred reality
and placed our morality below the wolf.
© Lawrencealot – February 5, 2015