The Gift of the Bouquet – a Triolet

bouquet

Alstroemeria.*

Your subtle scent suffuses the room,
a fragrance freely flowing fill.
In response to your fullness of bloom
your subtle scent suffuses the room.
But sweet redolence fades, I assume;
when petals fall.  Discarded; thrown out.  Still
your subtle scent suffuses the room,
a fragrance freely flowing fill.

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.
https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/text/triolet-poetic-form

* Alstroemeria, commonly called the Peruvian Lily or Lily of the Incas or Parrot Lily is a South American genus of about 50 species of flowering plants, mainly from the cool, mountainous regions in the Andes.  Alstroemeria symbolizes friendship and devotion, and the twists in the flower symbolize the trials and tribulations of friendships.
http://www.theflowerexpert.com/content/mostpopularflowers/morepopularflowers/alstroemeria

dVerse – Poets Pub
Poetics: Empire of Scents
Grace, doing poetics bar keeping at the pub is challenging us to “…dive into the world of scents.   Drizzle your verses with spices, if you are a lover of food.   Make us happy or sad, even lusty and sensual, to evoke memories. Fill our plate with your scented words, and fill our nostrils with emotions.”
https://dversepoets.com/2016/06/28/poetics-empire-of-scents/#comment-112064

 

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40 thoughts on “The Gift of the Bouquet – a Triolet

  1. To match the softness of the flowers, you have used multiple soft-sounding words! Room, flow, fill… and then you bring me up short with the sound of ‘discarded’ – Your diction is amazing! And the scent of Alstroemeria whelms me 🙂 Bravo, Charley!

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  2. Excellent form! You make this look simple The soft words contribute to this poem about a woman’s fragrance – a fragrance freely flowing fill – and a tongue twister to boot! I never noticed the scent of alstromeria before but shall be sure I take a sniff next time I see some! Now I am curious about it.

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