Poems With Tercets

17 Examples Of Poems With Tercets (Three Line Stanzas)

Collection of poems written with stanzas that have three lines. 3 line stanzas are called Tercets. A stanza in poetry is a group of lines usually separated by a blank line. Stanzas of 3 lines are called Tercets from the Latin word tertius meaning three.

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  1. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

    in Famous Death Poems

    Do not go gentle into that good night,
    Old age should burn and rage at close of day;
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

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    • Rating 4.30
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    This is indeed a great poem and very touching. I love it!

  2. Remember

    • By Victor C. Kleinschmit
    • Published: May 2016
    Remembering Fallen Soldiers

    in Memorial Day Poems

    Someone's child, left long ago,
    A strange land,
    Someone's foe.

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  4. Mad Girl's Love Song

    in Famous Sad Love Poems

    "I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead;
    I lift my lids and all is born again.
    (I think I made you up inside my head.)

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    • Rating 4.39
  5. She Makes A House A Home

    • By Maggie Bernard
    • Published: May 2016
    A Mother Always Loves Poem

    in Mother Poems

    The lady who has loved you as you've grown
    will always love and cherish you for all time.
    She has the greatest heart ever known.

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    • Rating 4.26
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  7. Cow In My Soup

    A Child's Imagination While Eating

    in Funny Poems for Kids

    My mom said, "Eat all your soup,
    every piece of chicken and every noodle."
    But there's a cow in my soup.

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    • Rating 4.26
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  8. A Minute

    Poem About Giving Time For A Friend

    in Inspirational Friend Poems

    Everyone, young or old,
    Needs someone to listen
    As their stories are told.

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    • Rating 4.24
  9. One Art

    in Famous Sad Poems

    The art of losing isn’t hard to master;
    so many things seem filled with the intent
    to be lost that their loss is no disaster.

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    • Rating 4.23
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  10. Nature's Law

    • By Pistol
    • Published: May 2015
    Poem About The Earth's Future

    in Environment Poems

    The waves are rolling toward the shore.

    A silent world - an empty core.
    Lifeless land with nothing more.

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    • Rating 4.16
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    This is a poem that opens our eyes to the negative impact of pollution. A reminder to the world to preserve the Earth's natural endowment.

  11. To The Unforgettable

    Trying To Make Sense Of A Broken Heart

    in Breaking Up Poems

    I know we'll never be the same.
    Behind my love,
    I'm filled with shame.

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    • Rating 4.07
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    Age. Family. Work... could play a huge part. Or he might be married. Men can be master deceivers.

  12. The Eagle

    in Famous Nature Poems

    He clasps the crag with crooked hands;
    Close to the sun in lonely lands,
    Ringed with the azure world, he stands.

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    • Rating 3.89
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    This poem touched my heart as no other poem has. I love nature and most poems don't interest me. When I can, I am outside in nature and when I have to go inside, I fall just like the Eagle at...

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