Triolet

The formal and free verse section

   Actually, this section won't just be about the Triolet, as you will see when it's rebuilt It's about formal verse in general AND free verse. The only reason that I used the name 'Triolet' is simply because it sounds better than 'formal and free verse'.

   The word Triolet is from the French (it's a French form), so it should really be pronounced 'Tree Olé'. But unless you're pawsh, or are rather a vigorous variety of tree-hugger, the word has been adopted into English, and can be pronounced as the unglamorous 'Trio-Let'.

    That's enough of a preamble from me. When the page is complete, click on the name of the form or the subject that interests you, assuming that any of them do, to find out more. If this is your first visit I'd recommend that you read A Note on Formal Poetry before you look at anything else. You might also care to look at Vers Libre. This page concentrates on the important question of free verse.

    There is also a section called TRIOLETTERS, so if you would like to make any suggestions or comments on this part of the site send me an e-mail. No attachments, please, or I'll just delete the e-mail. I'd also request that you also put 'Triolet: Your Name' in the subject box. If you have any thoughts on other parts of the site, please see the THOUGHTS FROM OTHERS section.