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Monday, October 28, 2013

Paired Triquin

This is a form recently invented by Gary Kent Spain, aka venicebard on allpoetry.

To Quote Gary:
 Some paired what, you say?  This is a form I invented recently, not just to invent a form but because I liked the sound of it.
‘Triquin’ is a reversal of ‘quatrain’ (I dropped the a because both ‘triquain’ and ‘troisquain’ sounded funny to me) and is defined as a three-line stanza consisting of:

L1 - trochee-iamb-iamb-iamb
(DUM de de DUM de DUM de DUM);
L2 - iamb-iamb-iamb-iamb
(de DUM de DUM de DUM de DUM)
L3 - (indented) iamb-iamb 
(de DUM de DUM);
and it must contain alliteration between two consecutive stressed words in one of its lines,
and the final consonant sound of L2 must match that of L3 (last two consonants,
if the last syllables of both end in two or more consonant sounds).

‘Paired Triquins’ specifically refers to two of these forming one six-line stanza,
with another variant allowed (only if one wishes) for the new L5, namely:

pyrrhic-spondee-iamb-iamb   (de de DUM DUM de DUM de DUM)
...and the additional requirement of having the 1st and 3rd DUMs of L2 rime the third DUM of L1,
and the 1st and 3rd DUMs of L5 rime the 2nd and 4th, respectively, of L4.
Syllabic schematic:
     xXxT [‘T’= terminal consonant]
xBxXxCxT [or xxBXxCxT]

Example Poem

Mentor   (Paired Triquin Pair)

Scoundrels will scheme and squirm to make
you learn what you have spurned in past
    these tasks attest.
Welsh as this seems, it to's been true
in dreams,  these I eschew sometimes,
     but not new forms.

Granted not gracing our fair bard
this hour would only sour myself.
    There'd be no riff.
Colleges fail,  but mentors don't;
they're hale and really won't give up.
    They just can't stop.

© Lawrencealot - June 20, 2013

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