Triolet VI

Love Potion Painting by Koloman Moser 1915

Triolet VI

As millennia expire,
We cannot say we’re one.
My faithful soul does tire,
As millennia expire.
We do not lose desire:
Our passion is over done
As millennia. Expire
We cannot. Say we’re one.


Written in 1997, posted for

The Gooseberry Garden
The Gooseberry Garden, Week 7

and also in Thursday Poets Rally Week 53 .

Picture credit Beveldere Museum Vienna

About zongrik

For those of you who do not know the handle "zongrik," that would be Bat-Ami Gordin. Most people call me "Tammy." Bat-Ami means "daughter of my nation" in Hebrew. It's a heavy name to carry around. I answer to either name. I also answer to "mama." Some Basic Things about me: Animal lover, mom, poet/writer, dramatic soprano, photographer, teacher/tutor, CERT/Technician and, oh yeah, aerospace engineer. I consider myself "The Astro-Poet." To learn more about the origins of the word "zongrik" see whats-a-zongrik?

Posted on October 2, 2011, in The Gooseberry Garden and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 28 Comments.

  1. Great work, thank you for posting!

  2. Great write and a lot of truth there!
    I totally love rhyming and hope to
    continue reading here.

  3. HI

    this is lovely… I enjoyed reading this…. I loved your lines…

    “Our passion is over done”

    I could relate to the loss in your verse…

    Thanks for sharing at Poetry Picnic WK 7… I look forward to reading more from you in our next week theme “Friends, relationships and everyone around”…

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya

  4. fun word play.

    Thanks for sharing.

  5. This is a lovely and sad picture of loss.


    PS – I may need a few more poetry lessons. My post is about a woman with breast cancer!

  6. A lovely piece. I like this line “Our passion is over done” 🙂

  7. Very nice. Enjoyed reading.

  8. I had to read that a couple of times before I understood it… clever.

  9. Great poem and I love the art.

  10. nice demonstration of wordplay here! it was fun reading it!

    check my collection of poems @ “A Murder of Poems”

  11. This is amazing! The first two lines totally drew me in… 😀

  12. enjoyed it,

    the art you added here is cool.

  13. ‘we cannot say we’re one’ Still there is hope. I enjoyed this a great deal, thank you

  14. Kick Out The Jams

    Really like the word play and change of emphasis.

  15. we cannot indeed!

  16. I enjoyed this, nice work.

  17. well written.
    the premise was engaging and thoughtful.
    great work

  18. you got superb talent.

    How is your day?

    Time flies, appreciated your handsome inputs to our poetry picnic.

    Share a poem today.
    Bless you.
    Happy December,
    Enjoy A Wonderful Wednesday Ahead.


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