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.

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

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  3. 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. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  10. 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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  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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    Age. Family. Work... could play a huge part. Or he might be married. Men can be master deceivers.

  12. Nature's Law

    • By David
    • 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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    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.

  13. Summer

    • By Ramin R. Alam
    • Published: June 2016
    Poem About School Being Out For Summer

    in Summer Poems

    The sun is out.
    The children scream and shout
    All about.

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  14. 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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  15. In Time

    • By Pam J. Pastirik
    • Published: May 2016
    Poem About Wanting Time To Heal Wounds

    in Son Death Poems

    Time cannot erase the sorrow and pain that I feel,
    Nor can it make things better
    Or force my heart to heal.

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    I lost my son Jeremy on May 24, 2016. He was 28 years old...he was on his motorcycle when a woman pulled out in front of him and killed him. This poem is exactly how I feel about the loss of...

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  16. He Is Your Child First

    • By Sharon Southern
    • Published: January 2017
    Son Diagnosed With Cancer

    in Prayer Poems

    She is unsure about her situation,
    Her many trials and tribulations,
    But she is trusting in His word.

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    • Rating 4.33
  17. I Used To Love You

    • By Avery Rose
    • Published: December 2016
    The Stages Of Unrequited Love

    in Moving On Poems

    I used to love you,
    Gently, carefully...
    As I was afraid of falling too deep.

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  18. Gone In A Flash

    If Only I Had Known

    in Death Poems by Teens

    If only I had known
    it would be the last time I heard your voice,
    I would have kept you up just a little bit longer.

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    This is the simplest, the most powerful, the most beautiful, and the most heartbreaking poem I have ever read. I feel for you. I read this and I thought, "Oh my God." I am on the verge of...

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  19. From Pain

    • By Grace A. Marino
    • Published: June 2016
    Poem About First Love Leaving For Someone Else

    in Betrayal Poems

    I was blinded by you,
    My jewel, my gem,
    Precious treasure I held near my heart.

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