3.8.14

Sweet Desert Rose: Tritina

Wild, dry, lonesome, yet sweet,
a wandering child is the desert,
harsh or favonian winds, it smiles like a rose.

Crystalline sand petals remind of the true rose,
each particle immersed in memories salty and sweet,
beauty spirals through this rose in the wilderness of desert.

Along with the sun rejoices the desert,
for its companion is the rose,
into the world, wind blows this story so sweet.

Truth full companion to desert is the sweet desert rose.

Tritina : It comprises of three stanzas using the same three words in a Sestina like pattern, and a final line which uses the three words in the starting sequence:
A.. B.. C...
C.. A.. B...
B.. C.. A...
A,B,C...

21 comments:

  1. they are beautiful structures arent they...pretty amazing actually...your form plays well with it too...happy sunday. smiles.

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  2. I have always been fascinated by the desert rose. it's such an interesting creation; I can understand why the sun and desert would rejoice. I like how you transformed the sestina.

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  3. I have never seen a desert rose, Vandana. But your lovely words make me want to. And I like the Tritina form, that you used, very much.

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  4. Beautifully penned. And what an interesting poetic form. :)

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  5. I don't think I've ever seen anything like that! It's lovely, and your poem fits it well.
    http://poetryofthenetherworld.blogspot.com/2014/08/for-my-father-on-butterfly-releasing-day.html

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  6. what a beautiful form Vandana!! really beautiful poem too... very imaginative!!

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  8. words full of beauty spiraling up too...this form perfectly suits your poem to describe a desert rose Vandana...beautiful as always :)

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  9. i've written in sestina form, this trinita is new to me , of course i have to try it, thanks for sharing; have a nice Monday. Happy you dropped in at my blog

    much love...

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  10. Vandana, I had never seen one of these plants. We lived near the desert, in El Paso, Texas, for five years. Lots of cactus though, some very pretty.
    Your poem is pretty too. The form lends well to what you have written.
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  11. Every terrain sprouts is beauties. Well crafted.

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  12. Love how you've honored a landscape so thoroughly in this spiraling verse. It is definitely a flower that carries a landscape's memory.

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  13. This is great Vandana! It runs smooth! Must try it like you did!

    Hank

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  14. What a beauty!!! I am a rock lover and then one has me green with envy.

    Thanks for stopping by to visit.

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  15. I love the way this rolls along and off the tongue when read aloud.

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  16. i think you worked beautifully with this form...something i definitely could not! lovely poem!

    stacy lynn mar
    http://warningthestars.blogspot.com/

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  17. I remember collecting and hoping to preserve such roses from my travels across the Sahara... to no avail. a lovely remembrance ~

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  18. Very interesting photo and poem, Vandana. I'd love to see such a rose. Your poem brought it to view.

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  19. So beautiful and written to an intriguing form

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  20. what a beautiful word "favonian" is … warm west wind. What an amazing plant…

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  21. An intriguing beauty, the sweet desert rose ~ Kudos to the form ~

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