Trinet Poetry


The Trinet form was created by Zion. The following structure should be repeated 3 times, if centered it results in a poem that looks like three crosses. This style does not have a specified rhyme scheme and thus can be rhymed or unrhymed.

Poem Structure:

Line 1: 2 words
Line 2: 2 words
Line 3: 6 words
Line 4: 6 words
Line 5: 2 words
Line 6: 2 words

My Tips, Tricks, & Opinions

Feel free to leave your thoughts and advice in the comment section below.

What I Like

I found this form through Shadow Poetry and thought it looked cool, so I decided to try it. I like the visual aspect of the finished poem and the structure is fairly simple to follow. Since the poem resembles crosses, I tend to choose faith or hope based themes for these. Personally, I think it would be weird to write a Trinet on getting wasted or some such topic...

A Few Tips

Two word lines back to back can seem broken and fractured if you aren't careful. If you want more fluidity, I suggest thinking of the two word lines collectively instead of separately.


Trouble Comes (November 3, 2014)

Trouble comes
The morning
After my sins manifest in light
Unaltered by dark shadows of night
Worldly deeds
Come forth.

Trouble comes
The aftermath
Of wrong bubbling and boiling over
Burning everything in its short path
Like flames
Coming forth.

Trouble comes.
The end
Of troubled times is the door
To perfection that existed once before--
Peace forgotten
Comes forth.


  1. "Lawrencealot. "Trinet". Poetry Forms. May 17, 2013
  2. "Trinet". Shadow Poetry; visited November 2014

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