My Castle, My Home ~ Tritina for Mindful Poetry April 19

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  • Write a tritina according to the form linked above.
    3-line stanzas 
    3 stanzas total plus a single line that works as the envoy
    terminal word of the first three lines are repeated as the terminal words for subsequent lines.
    Order of last words: 1-2-3, 3-1-2, 2-3-1, (1-2-3 for the envoy)
  • Prompt: use the word castle
    This was last week’s prompt for Len Maxwell’s Gather Writing Essential, I liked it so much, I decided to copy Len.
  • Publish so that the date stamped is April 19th
  • tag with MP2011
  • Publish to Mindful Poetry



Sitting on her porch swing one fair night

I looked above the trees at waning moon

And suddenly was drenched with thoughts of home

So many years have passed since I was home

What magic brought my dreams of home this night?

What transcendental grasp? Perhaps the moon

Which looks upon me now, this very moon

By its high vantage also keeping home

Illuminated through the darkest night.

One night, dear moon, I pray thee take me home.


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