The Tiger Knight (Triolet)

Though quick he came, the tiger knight,
Descending from the roaring sky,
He looked forlorn, a sorry sight,
Though quick he came, the tiger knight.
His eyes were dull, no longer bright,
And hoary trees could hear him sigh,
Though quick he came, the tiger knight,
Descending from the roaring sky.

54 thoughts on “The Tiger Knight (Triolet)

  1. Very well-written… 🙂
    -HA

  2. You tried the triolet! 😀 I find it a bit sad, but very well written, dear Cubby!

    1. Yeah, the triolet makes me want to write sad verses. The challenge is tomorrow! 🙂

      1. Whohoo! I’mma write a new triolet, then! 😀

  3. You are really so talented with the diverse forms…this comes off like a song. Lovely.

    1. It is fun to expand my knowledge of ways to use rhymes. 🙂

      1. True…and you do it admirably! 🙂

  4. Haha! Wonderful. I love your tiger knight 😀

    1. Hehe thank you! So glad you do. 🙂

  5. Poor kitty:( You can write any type of poem so beautifully. Sad kitty with dull eyes.

    1. Yes, my tiger cousin is sad. 😦

  6. Your TIGER KNIGHT sounds like a melody: “…the tiger knight,
    “Descending from the roaring sky.”
    Wow…

    1. It would make for an interesting song, perhaps in medieval times. 🙂

  7. This conjures a strange image….I love tigers, by the way…but it also dismays me because I have yet to do a quatern and I know you’re headed for another challenge. I have an actual WHOLE day off today….maybe I can get my ++++ in gear and write something.

    1. LOL no pressure! These challenges are not supposed to be stressful!

  8. Love it! Will there be a challenge to follow? 😉

    1. Yes, there is a challenge to follow. 🙂

  9. Beautiful words. Who is the Tiger Knight?

    1. He is a fictional character who was concocted in the mind of a strange cat named Cubby late one night in a sleep-deprived stupor.

      1. Ahh. Very cool. He sounds quite heroic. His life must be an epic tale!

        1. Epic tale is the perfect word to describe his life. 😉

  10. Hi Cubby, lovely rhythms in this poem, your words flow gently through the mind.

    1. Thank you so much, Michael! 🙂

  11. WOWZA–good!

    1. Aw, you are too sweet. 🙂

  12. “Though quick he came, the tiger knight,
    Descending from the roaring sky” fabulous!

    1. Thank you, Melanie! So glad you thought so. 🙂

  13. HI 🙂 I’ve nominated you for the WordPress family Award 🙂 You an inspiration, that’s why I nominated you! Check it out here: http://marrysantos92.wordpress.com/2013/10/15/wordpress-family-award/ Much love

    1. Many thanks for the kind consideration. Your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated. 🙂

  14. Reblogged this on On The Way To There and commented:
    This makes me want to write a story… just so mysterious.

  15. Beautifully crafted, Cubby! I never knew there were so many different poetry forms. It’s always a joy reading your poems.

    1. I never knew there were so many different forms either! Who would’ve thunk it. 😉

  16. Foreboding! (as is the poem I just wrote – what a coincidence) It’s wonderful of you to share so many poetry forms with us. I enjoyed the quatern challenge. If I have the time will definitely try for a triolet.

    1. Ah, I just read your poem, and I remember thinking, this would make a great companion piece to this one! I hope you give the triolet a try. 🙂

  17. Well done, and descriptive. I like it!

  18. This is really wonderful. It trips so beautifully off the tongue. A joy and yet melancholic in its repetitions.. A very interesting verse form – I shall certainly have a try.

    1. I think you are very adept at using repetition to create extremely powerful poems, so I do hope you give this a whirl. 🙂

      1. Thanks so much for your generous comments. I’ve had a couple of whirls and will whirl again.

        1. I love it when you whirl. 🙂

  19. You are very creative. I’m gonna try this out. 🙂

    1. I hope you do give it a try! It is an interesting form to work with. 🙂

  20. nice one cubby 🙂 Triolet seems to be an easy one comparing with other forms….missed a lot of poems in last couple of weeks….links to your posts are safely residing in my mail…Exploring one by one…

    1. Yes, the triolet is an easier form than some of the others. As long as you have fun exploring, explore away! If not, go do something more entertaining. 🙂

  21. You have a brilliant sense of rhythm. A sound for sore ears!

    1. That is very kind of you to say. 🙂

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