Curtain-Fall Triversen

Poem of the Day #9 is the Triversen form.

From https://poetscollective.org/poetryforms/triversen/:

“The Triversen, (triple verse sentence), is a sentence broken into three lines. It has also been referred to as a “verset”, a surge of language in one breath.”

“The Triversen was originated by William Carlos Williams as a “native American” poetic form of the 20th century. According to Lewis Turco in his Book of Forms, it is “one of the most innovative things done to modern free-verse.” It introduced the “variable foot” to free verse. The “variable foot” is a phrase or portion of a sentence contained within a line.”

Moulin Rouge -Splash Down

Curtain-Fall Triversen
by Michael Romani

As dance ends, she comes to rest
Remembering well
The curtain-falls
That he was the one 
Who showed her first
The dancer's-call

She unlaces her dancing shoes
Thinking as well
The curtain-falls
All the times they once had
Together dancing
Memory-calls

She had thought him an imposition
In her mind
That now recalls
That all he did, he truly did for her
And it occurs
As curtain-falls

That she had been unfair
In pushing him away
She does recall
All the love he showed her
Day after day
Until the curtain-fall

How alarmed he had seemed
As all that he had dreamed
Walked-away
And that she had been all to him
Until her whim
Had washed him away

(c)  February 15, 2019   Michael Romani
All Rights Reserved

Royal Opera & Gardens - Curtain Before The Little Yoshiwara Geishas

 

 

 

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