Trinet Poetry

Nov 8, 2022 5:04 PM
Original Publication Date
November 3, 2014
Trinet PoetryTypes of 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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