Triolet on Love’s Blessing

Triolet on Love’s Blessing


The more I give away, the more I gain,

Like bread loaves in a basket, without end,

Love flows to me and cannot be contained.

The more I give away, the more I gain.

My heart so fills with peace from love’s refrain

That souls around me can but comprehend.

The more I give away, the more I gain,

Like bread loaves in a basket, without end.

Hal C Clark

May 2010

A triolet is an eight line poem in which the first line repeats as the fourth and seventh lines and the second line repeats as the eighth. The rhyming pattern is abaaabab. It looked like an interesting form and I had an idea for a short poem, so I tried it.

The “bread loaves” of course refers to the feeding of the 5000. I find in my life I find myself so filled with God’s love that I overflow to others. If you are filled with love, you can’t contain it all and it will find a way out.

Enough preaching, I suppose. I do enjoy exploring new ideas and would appreciate your comments any time. I appreciate those who read my poems and comments.

One final note: We went to see “Letters to Juliet” today and it was refreshing to see, in our world of violent and senseless movies, a warm fuzzy movie. I really liked it.

5 Responses to “Triolet on Love’s Blessing”

  1. 1 shamslayer May 29, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Great poem! And thanks for the up & up on “Letters to Juliet.” I was wondering if it was worth seeing.

  2. 2 courtingdisaster May 31, 2010 at 2:38 am

    “The more I give away, the more I gain,
    like bread loaves in a basket, without end”

    This line reminds me of my dad and of myself. Everything he does is out of love for us and for others, and I try to follow that example. When I do something for others out of love, my joy and excitement is more of a return gift than anything else they could give me. Thank you for’s beautiful writing.

    • 3 Hal C Clark June 2, 2010 at 8:37 am

      Thank you for this thoughtful comment, and for visiting my site. It means a lot to me when readers resonate with what I write. I love following your poetry as well.Good imagery and thoughtfullness.

  3. 4 Jingle June 1, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    what clever poem…
    beautifully done!
    Happy June!

    • 5 Hal C Clark June 2, 2010 at 8:40 am

      Thanks as always, Ji, for your visits and comments. Thanks also for the awards I have received through your blog. I don’t understand yet how they work, but I love that others appreciate what I do here.

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