Wednesday, July 11, 2007

A Trio of Triolets

From Wikipedia:

Triolets are used more than anything in cards and love letters -- their short beauty makes them a perfect gift.
One.

Would you were here
And not so far away...
Well, you'd not have to hear
"Would you were here." ^__^
And, if here you could stay
Then we'd both never fear
"Would you were here
And not so far away."

I believe this is the first triolet ever to contain an emoticon.

Two.

Last night I dreamt you slept beside me, love
And woke to find my arm wrapped round my pillow.
If e'er you bid me my affection prove,
Last night I dreamt you slept beside me, love
Though in the morning found no such bedfellow.
To 'scape my bed's most solitary groove
Last night I dreamt you slept beside me, love
And woke to find my arm wrapped round my pillow.

This refers, of course, to the "desire for shared sleep" -- get your minds out of the gutter and read your Kundera.

Three.

If good things come in threes
The best one must be you.
The others, if you please
(if good things come in threes)
Are the way your mind construes
All the thoughts it shares with me.
Yes -- if good things come in threes
The best one must be you.

I am going to spend the weekend in NYC with S. and won't be online very much... I'd say I'll miss you, but I'm going to be fully occupied otherwise. ^__^ S. has very pretty eyes, and I plan on gazing into them for a while.

2 comments:

pths said...

Zounds! It was just today that I finished reading Kundera's TULOB

Daniel said...

Yay! it was fun seeing you in NYC! :)