The triversen is a loose form of sentence-long tercets developed by William Carlos Williams. In other words, each stanza is composed of one sentence split into 3 lines, and each line has 2 to 4 beats or 4-8 syllable count. The poem is nonrhyming, and as a whole, has 6 stanzas or 18 lines total.

Example by Robert Lee Brewer

“today we buried mom”

today we buried mom
& 1,000 red-winged blackbirds
found a branch in our backyard.

the shadow of a deer
was spotted on a snowdrift,
wind sneaking into our house.

everyone knows everyone
dies & then we’re faced
with how to handle the body.

in her favorite dress
we buried mom with some lilies
& a john wayne poster.

i’ve been trying to forget
the last time we talked
but here i am alone with you.

1,000 blackbirds hold the trees
before loosening their grip
to disappear in the sun.


      1. The submitted poem must have a title (Keep it simple with no punctuation marks; all words more than 3 letters must be capitalized)
      2. There is no limit to the number of entries you may submit –though only the first submitted poem will be qualified for contention.
      3. Previously published or plagiarised works will not be considered for contention.
      4. Poems found to have been shared on another platform or blog before the declaration of results stand disqualified from the event, and the writer of such content stands to be disqualified for the next Penmancy event.
      5. In case a poem is received after the submission deadline, it shall be considered as a guest entry and shall not qualify for the event.
      6. Entries that don’t follow rules will be published and shared on the page and group but are disqualified for winning.

Winning criteria:

The announcement of winners may be postponed or preponed depending on the number of entries received.

The winners of the event shall receive the book “Eclectic Emotions” by Debashree Basak.

This book was extended for #BookNook Gift-a-book program by the author.

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