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Dig Up Dreams: a triolet poem. How to write a triolet.

Updated: Jun 26, 2023

I love trying out different poetry forms. Today it was time for a #triolet.


Fancy writing your own triolet poem? See the guide below. I would love you to share your triolet poetry in the comments section.


Dig Up Dreams (A Triolet)


I’m going back to dig up dreams

I buried yesterday

Beneath the ground their gold still gleams

I’m going back to dig up dreams

and pan for pride in silver streams

I know, I know the way

I’m going back to dig up dreams

I buried yesterday


Mark Bird




How to write a triolet poem:


A triolet is almost always a stanza poem of eight lines with the rhyming scheme: ABaAabAB


Dig Up Dreams


A. I’m going back to dig up dreams (first line)

B. I buried yesterday (second line)

a. Beneath the ground their gold still gleams (rhymes with the first line)

A. I’m going back to dig up dreams (repeats the first line)

a. and pan for pride in silver streams (rhymes with the first line)

b. I know, I know the way (rhymes with the second line)

A. I’m going back to dig up dreams (repeats the first line)

B. I buried yesterday (repeats the second line)


Mark Bird



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How To Write A Triolet Poem.

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