The Trijan poetry form

Trijan Refrain

The Trijan Refrain, created by Jan Turner, consists of three 9-line stanzas, for a total of 27 lines. Line 1 is the same in all three stanzas, although a variation of the form is not to repeat the same line at the beginning of each stanza. In other words, the beginning line of each stanza can be different. The first four syllables of line 5 in each stanza are repeated as the double-refrain for lines 7 and 8. The Trijan Refrain is a rhyming poem with a set meter and rhyme scheme as follows:
Rhyme scheme: 

a/b/a/b/c/c/d,d (refrain of first 4 words of line five )/c 

Syllables per line: 8/6/8/6/8/8/4,4 refrain/8

Anybody fancy trying one?

Here is my first attempt at a trijan.

Project plan.

Prioritise, set goals on time

A mantra, keep in mind

Could help us solve the paradigm

To me it’s just a bind 

 I Juggle more balls  productive

Way of working, seems seductive

I Juggle more balls

I Juggle more balls

Plan and wander, not constructive
Prioritise, set goals on time 

My butterfly mind likes

to flit and fly,is this the crime 

No strong finishing spike

Always a big picture thinker

Way of working such a stinker

Always a big picture 

Always  a big picture 

Watching tv whilst writing! Clincher


Prioritise, set goals on time

Concentrate, on one task 

at a time, helps keep life sublime

Plan it : too big an ask?

Keep stress at bay by working smart

Works well for many, take heart

Keep stress at bay

Keep stress at bay

Make a project plan at the start.


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