Trimeric \tri-(meh)-rik\ n: a four stanza poem in which the first stanza has four lines and the last three stanzas have three lines each, with the first line of each repeating the respective line of the first stanza. The sequence of lines, then, is abcd, b – -, c – -, d – -.
This week Miss Rumphius asked us to write a poem related to a photograph. Well you know that is right up my alley!! LOL I had to try to play some catch up and use the trimeric form paired with a photo of my son that I took last week on one of our fall hiking days.
A pilgrim is hiking losttrain tracks made to trails
never expecting to reach the end
grown over with weedy scrub.
Train tracks made to trails
scarred with the ghost of historic crashes,
explosions of jewel-weed.
Never expecting to reach the end
he’s a one-boy expeditionary force
unable to turn back.
Grown over with weedy scrub
he beats back unseen losses
rubbing against the rust.
The Friday Poetry Round up is hosted by Renee at No Water River. Enjoy this beautiful fall day!