Thursday, April 14, 2016

Celebrate an Nonagenarian

NaPoWriMo 2016 Day 14 prompt: try a seven-line poem called a san san, which means “three three” in Chinese (It’s also a term of art in the game Go). The san san has some things in common with the tritina, including repetition and rhyme. In particular, the san san repeats, three times, each of three terms or images. The seven lines rhyme in the pattern a-b-c-a-b-d-c-d.

Ninetieth birthdays don't happen every day
Celebrations mark the monumentous milestone
Family and friends gather to honor the nonagenarian

Purchased table decorations and tied balloons to mark the way
The dinner plates had nothing left but a rib bone
The oldest sibling was the resident authoritian

One hundred people marked the monumentous celebration!

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