It’s officially been one whole week of NaPoWriMo and things are starting to toughen up a bit. Today’s challenge is to write a Tritina – the shorter cousin of the Sestina. So, a Tritina is composed of three, three-line stanzas with a final ending line. There are also three “end words” that come at the end of each line in this pattern – ABC, CAB, BCA. As if that wasn’t hard enough, all three words must appear in the last line of the poem.
If you want a better example of what I’m talking about then check out ‘Tritina for Susannah’ by David Yezzi.