2013 Day 23 – When Darkness Falls

Do not forget, when darkness falls,
This beating heart, this vital breath,
The laughter when the magpie calls.
Do not forget, when darkness falls,
The kiss of sunlight on the walls.
Love will remain, through life, through death.
Do not forget, when darkness falls,
This beating heart, this vital breath.

 

 

Note: The prompt was to write a triolet. [“A triolet is an eight-line poem. All the lines are in iambic tetrameter (for a total of eight syllables per line), and the first, fourth, and seventh lines are identical, as are the second and final lines. This means that the poem begins and ends with the same couplet. Beyond this, there is a tight rhyme scheme (helped along by the repetition of lines) — ABaAabAB.”] Looking up iambic tetrameter, I noted that it was described as like a heart beat, hence this poem.

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