David Wood

Gold Star - 12,215 Points (07 April 1950 / London)

A Casualty Of War (Triolet) - Poem by David Wood

Somewhere under the frozen earth
Beneath the snow so deep
Lay a soldier born of humble birth
Somewhere under the frozen earth
He died an unsung hero for all its worth
Now a mother stands silently to weep
Somewhere under the frozen earth
Beneath the snow so deep

Topic(s) of this poem: war

Form: Triolet


Comments about A Casualty Of War (Triolet) by David Wood

  • G. Akanji Olaniyi (9/4/2015 2:31:00 PM)


    This is a very thought work and highly technical! ! ! (Report) Reply

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  • David Wood (9/3/2015 10:56:00 AM)


    Thanks for you comments.Triolet is a stanza poem of 8 lines. Its rhyme scheme is ABaAabAB. The first, fourth and seventh lines are identicle, as are the second and final lines thus making the initial and final couplets identicle as well. I wrote it again in free verse but it wasn't as good. (Report) Reply

  • (9/3/2015 8:38:00 AM)


    Nice one. I generally like poems about war.
    But can you please brief on the purpose of last two lines(somewhere....so deep.) as the poem seems to me, to end by the line before the last but second line(now....weep.)
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, September 3, 2015

Poem Edited: Thursday, September 3, 2015


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