Words Remain

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When I am gone my words remain…
Forever lost in cyberspace
Words in black and white refrain
When I am gone my words remain
Pictures painted on cave walls plain
Left for others who search this place
When I am gone will words remain
Or, just a black and white refrain?

Photo: Dwight L. Roth

Today at d’Verse, Frank asked us to write a triolet. Since this is totally new to me, I took an extra day to work on this one. I am making a stab at it and hope it is close to what we are supposed to do.  For more on what a triolet is, check with Wikipedia.

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49 thoughts on “Words Remain

  1. This is a good one, Dwight, and I do like the sound of your refrain line. Not a standard triolet (it’s the first and third lines that rhyme not the first and second) but it makes more sense the way you’ve done it. Of course, if you have another day to spare on tweaking it, I’m sure you could get it to make perfect poetic sense the triolet way 🙂

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  2. There’s a slight problem with the rhyme sequence, but if you change the lines around to get the correct sequence, I think it makes it even better! What do you think?

    When I am gone my words remain…
    Forever lost in cyberspace
    Words in black and white refrain.
    When I am gone my words remain
    Pictures painted on cave walls plain
    Left for others who search this place.
    When I am gone will words remain
    Forever lost in cyberspace?

    It changes the meaning slightly in the last repetition.

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  3. I don’t know much about poetry forms, but yours makes perfect sense. Words left behind in cave carvings, and scrolls, etc. were so much easier for folks to discover years later. Now, in this digital age, we have to wonder. All we can hope for is the things we hope stick around do, and those we don’t will vaporize!

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  4. Loving the imagery here….and the idea of words remaining. It’s a mystery isn’t it? When you see words carved into a tree and the bark growing around it. Who were these people? Their words remain but where are they?

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