Cheeks Parchment Pale

Author’s Note: This is my first Triolet. A Triolet has only 8 lines. “Within a Triolet, the 1st, 4th, and 7th lines repeat, and the 2nd and 8th lines do as well. The rhyme scheme is simple: ABaAabAB, capital letters representing the repeated lines” (
You can write a Triolet in iambic tetrameter (8 syllables per line), as is traditional, or iambic pentameter (10 syllables per line).
Grammar: I looked up ‘lay vs lie’ when I was writing this poem. We use the word ‘lay’ to put or place something with a direct object: I laid the book on the table. ‘Lie’ is to recline: Lie down! He went to lie down. However, the past tense of lie is lay. I am meaning this poem to describe something in the past. I hope I did it right. If not, please let me know!
 His beloved who lay dying triolet

About debbiewritesstuff

I am a wife and mom in Minnesota with more than enough things to think about! For the past two years I have served with AmeriCorps, last year I helped children from grades K-3 with their reading through Minnesota Reading Corps. This past school year I taught social and emotional skills to preschool children through the LEAP Initiative in Southern Minnesota. I've been working on my own writing endeavors for a little while now: a novel that I have put on the backburner and poetry. I have a Master's degree Counseling and Psychological Services. I love history, family stories, taking pictures, singing in the church choir, reading, tracing the family tree, and oh, yes writing. I also love 'likes' and comments on my blog and I am tickled when someone chooses to 'follow me.'
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