Omne Trium Perfectum


Three sheets:

To the wind
we tender
faith, hope, love.

To the fates
we tumble
mind, body, soul;
rock, scissors,
at fear.

On ivory shore
we spill
blood, sweat, tears


Written for the last Trifecta. Sniff. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ


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23 Responses to Omne Trium Perfectum

  1. whimsygizmo says:

    *The Latin phrase “omne trium perfectum” means โ€œeverything that comes in threes is perfect,โ€ or โ€œevery set of three is complete.โ€

    It’s been a privilege to write for Trifecta this past year or so. I wish all of its incredible editors and writers well. And since I’m addicted, I still plan to write 33-word poems at least once a week. Maybe Tuesdays. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Christine says:

    This is gorgeous, inside and out! I love it all. I too am addicted to the 33-word phenomenon. I think in 33’s now. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Sara v says:

    Awww. They are wonderful I’m sorry to see them close up, but I do know how life gets in the way of writing, and trying to do extra things, like a website/contest etc. You have done some stellar poetry for this site, and this poem is no exception–witty, clever and fun ๐Ÿ™‚

    • whimsygizmo says:

      Thank you, Sara. I’m so thankful for their site. Some of what I wrote for Trifecta has since been published in journals, etc. One of my first published pieces, actually. Thankful.

  4. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous.

  5. Well, this is a perfect poem!
    Ivory shore I’m assuming is the writer’s page.
    And yes: rock, paper, & scissors – all of them – at fear, indeed!

    • whimsygizmo says:

      Yes, ma’am. I desperately needed an extra word or two to call it “one last ivory shore,” for Trifecta, but I haven’t been able to whittle it that way yet. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. Last few lines are beautiful. And, you know what? I’m up for Trifecta Tuesdays too! ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. Sarah Ann says:

    I love your three sheets – so beautifully written and the sentiments exoressed so strong. I will keep coming back to read your poetry. Looking forward to your 33-word Tuesdays. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Mike says:

    A great use of your last 33 Trifecta words. I loved the ending and the image of us spilling blood, sweat, tears …. and ink.

  9. tnkerr says:

    Very nice indeed – I read your last line several times

  10. theinnerzone says:

    Love it all, De – fabulous poem!

  11. KymmInBarcelona says:

    Love the way your poems tumble down the page, De! This is divine. I love the sets of three.
    Catch ya on Tuesday : )

  12. Wow. This is simply splendid writing. Absolutely brilliant!

  13. atrm61 says:

    Wow!This is wonderful!Loved reading it:-)Wish you all the best,tc

  14. This is fabulous, from its title to its final word. I gobbled it up twice it was so tasty. Thanks for sharing in our final challenge – and keep going with the 33 magic, why not?!

  15. jannatwrites says:

    I love this. I wish I could write poetry like you do!
    Great idea for 33-word Tuesdays? Can uninvited guests join the party? Please say yes ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. C.C. says:

    So beautiful! And clever too ๐Ÿ™‚

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