The triquain was created by Shelley A. Cephas. In its basic form, the poem consists of 7 lines with the syllable pattern 3-6-9-12-9-6-3. A triquain verse can be rhyming or non-rhyming and should be centered.

There are several variations of the triquain. The links below explore those in greater detail:

Triquain Chain

Triquain Crown

Triquain Swirl


The link below is an example of a triquain poem:

Façade by Carrie Page


Do you have an example of a triquain poem you’d like to share? Leave a link to it in the comments!

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