A triquain swirl is similar to a triquain chain except that there is not a space between stanzas, and 1 of the consecutive 3 syllable lines is dropped. For example, 3-6-9-12-9-6-3-6-9-12-9-6-3… and so on. A triquain swirl should be centered.
In a variation of the triquain, you can add a hidden message to the swirl by taking 3 or 4 syllables in line 6 (the 2nd 6 syllable line), and connecting it to the subsequent 3 syllable lines throughout the poem. The result should make a thought that summarizes what you have written in the poem.
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