Lively Lily

Yellow Lily

Lively Lily

(A Triolet)

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When lively Lily brightly shines

Giving a mellow yellow tone,

Amongst its leaves it deftly climbs.

When lively Lily brightly shines,

Masterpiece of floral designs,

Its quiet beauty stands alone,

When lively Lily brightly shines

Giving a mellow yellow tone.

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Author Notes

This Lily that I spotted, while out on a walk with my wife, appeared to be grasping and climbing its leaves. So, I made reference to that in this poem.


This poem is a Triolet.

A Triolet is a poem with a fixed format. This one has a syllable structure of 8 counts or tetrameter. It is a poem of only eight lines with a rhyme scheme of only two rhymes (a and b) that can be represented as follows: ABaAabAB, where the fourth and seventh lines are the same exact line as the first. The eighth line is the same exact line as the second (This is represented by the capital letters shown). So, it is very important to compose the first two lines carefully so that the entire poem flows well and is enhanced by the repeats. 


The photograph is one the author took himself.

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