AND THE ASSIGNMENT IS: Our prompt (optional, as always) comes to us from TJ Kearney. His challenge: to write 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. Happy writing! — taken from www.napowrimo.net
He would look to her window e'ery night And serenade from his breaking heart Longing to tell, for her he would die But, she ne'er came to the light Of his deepest desires to her impart Words so sharp, so deep, they sting Without the courage to meet eye to eye And without her, he feels like nothing.