Trimeric Poetry- d’Verse 6/17/21- Singsong of Children

The rules are pretty simple

1. Trimeric has 4 stanzas
2. The first stanza has 4 lines
3. The other three stanzas have 3 lines each
4. The first line of each stanza is a refrain of the corresponding line in the first stanza (so 2nd stanza starts with the second line, third stanza starts with the third line, etc.).
5. The sequence of lines, then, is abcd, b – -, c – -, d – -.

Note: No other rules on line length, meter, or rhyme.

Image result for children playing

Singsong of Children

The singsong of children playing lifts
A lively rhapsody of innocent essence,
The mood of jubilation; an enchanting pause,
Creating an ephemeral memorial to joy.

A lively rhapsody of innocent essence,
Pink and coral colors; a pastel world
Breathing gentle wafts that huff impurity aside.

The mood of jubilation; an enchanting pause,
Unearthing artists, poets, and philosophers
Who revive our hopefulness for humanity.

Creating an ephemeral memorial to joy,
Intermittently, sweeps away dark debris
From dingy cobwebs that oft drape adulthood.



Poetry Form: Trimeric | dVerse (dversepoets.com)

29 thoughts on “Trimeric Poetry- d’Verse 6/17/21- Singsong of Children

  1. Susan Joy Clark 06/17/2021 / 8:12 pm

    Love this. I work with little children at my church (Kindergarteners and first graders,) and I also love to hear them happily playing.

    • Susan St.Pierre 06/17/2021 / 8:24 pm

      I’ve provided family day care since 1975. Cheers! Kids are great!

  2. ben Alexander 06/17/2021 / 8:23 pm

    Unearthing artists, poets, and philosophers
    Who revive our hopefulness for humanity.

    So true and beautifully put, Susan!


    David

  3. Grace 06/17/2021 / 9:18 pm

    You set the mood with the first stanza – love the innocence and joyful songs of the children.

    Thanks for the lively trimeric!

  4. msjadeli 06/17/2021 / 9:32 pm

    That last stanza is out of this world good. A perfect distillation of what came before. Hallelujah for creatives and philosophers, immortal children on the playground.

  5. Tzvi Fievel 06/17/2021 / 10:49 pm

    “Unearthing artists, poets, and philosophers
    Who revive our hopefulness for humanity.”

  6. Ingrid 06/18/2021 / 3:15 am

    ‘The mood of jubilation; an enchanting pause,
    Unearthing artists, poets, and philosophers
    Who revive our hopefulness for humanity.’

    I do believe we have more to learn from our children than we have to teach them. First is, we need to provide them a future on a liveable planet! A beautiful paean to childhood 🙂

  7. Dave Williams 06/18/2021 / 4:29 am

    Your poem made me smile — there’s such joy in hearing kids playing. And truly, they can help clear off those cobwebs accumulated by us grownups. 🙂

  8. areadingwriter 06/18/2021 / 5:22 am

    Creating an ephemeral memorial to joy,
    Intermittently, sweeps away dark debris
    From dingy cobwebs that oft drape adulthood.

    The wisdom and pureness of this last stanza is breathtaking.

  9. Ron. 06/18/2021 / 7:55 am

    I was feeling a little cobweb-draped yesterday, but woke up this AM feeling far more kid-ish, so THANKS for the confirmation. Sorry it took me so long to get around to commenting. Have a great Friday!

    • Susan St.Pierre 06/18/2021 / 8:55 am

      Thank-you Ron! You have a wonderful ‘play-filled’ weekend!

  10. Helen Dehner 06/18/2021 / 12:43 pm

    Something good ~~~ this is wonderfully upbeat! Inspiring!

  11. sanaarizvi 06/18/2021 / 4:45 pm

    This is incredibly lovely! Especially love; “A lively rhapsody of innocent essence, pink and coral colors; a pastel world breathing gentle wafts that huff impurity aside.”💝💝

  12. Dora 06/18/2021 / 7:19 pm

    Susan,
    This is beautiful. An enchanting picture of hope and faith in what the children in our lives bring into our lives!
    pax,
    dora

      • Vignesh S Raj 06/22/2021 / 10:31 am

        You are welcome 🙂 Thank you too for following my blog 🙂

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