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Friday, November 22, 2013

Trigee and Cleave

The poems that I have documented for this category  include
The Trigee and the Cleave  (three in one)  This page

Amera's Style                        (2 in one - See Trick Poetry)
The Faceted Diamond        (three in one - formatted)
Multidirectional Sonnet   (2 in one - Go to EverySonnet Blog)
Trick Poetry                            (four in one - OR many more)

Three Poems In One 

I have found that there are a few invented forms that attempt to create 3 poems in 1 poem. Each has its own unique approach. The feature these forms have in common is the reader must be in on the pattern or they probably won't get it.
  • Cleave Poetry is a poetic genre in which 3 separate poems are intertwined into one woven poem.
    "The word cleave is a contranym, a word with 2 opposite meanings: verb 1) split or sever along a natural grain or line. 2) divide; split. verb 1) stick fast to. 2) become strongly involved with or emotionally attached to. " 
    Old English Compact Oxford English Dictionary There seems to be a movement to promote the verse form at Wordpress.

    The 3 poems are written with meter, rhyme and number of lines at the poet's discretion. The one requirement is to create side by side poems that can be merged into one poem.

  • Trigee poems can be found on the internet but the description of the genre came from a forum member who encountered it on another poetry forum. It appears to be the same as the Cleave, a nonce verse in which side by side poems merge into one poem.

Author's Note:  A characteristic of both is the separation of halve by a string of periods.

  • Alliterative Acrostic Trigee takes the concept of 3 poems in 1 to another level. It was presented as a challenge on a poetry forum. A three in one poem (Trigee), alliterated and the first letter of each line spells a word. Number of lines, meter and rhyme at the discretion of the poet.

    Titan by Judi Van Gorder

    Tall tasks talk to me . . . . . . . . . .. . . Ten times over I try
    in tantamount with the tax 
    . . . . . . . . to temper tradition
    tame and trip thought
    . . . . . . . . . . . . tell a timeless tale
    and tender a tome
     . . . . . . .. . . .. . . . testament of truth
    not terse nor tentative but 
    . . . . . . .. . to be tenable to a tempest

  Many Thanks to Judi for the wonderful resource PMO provides, and for the excellent  extention of the form with the above example.

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