Sunday, April 17, 2016

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[image Columbus Inspired from Wikipedia]


WHEN THREE SHIPS SAILED
In ships three
Santa Maria, Pinta and Niña
They set out to sea

They sailed and sailed
But mutiny stung his men's heart
“ Give me my men but three days"

This was his voyage three
Lo! ahoy! he saw the peaks three
And named the landmass La Trinity

Some say he governed with greed
And his rule was one of tyranny
The Columbus brothers three

Christopher, Bartolomé, and Diego
Returns to Spain from voyage three
Reward to chains of imprisonment

Freed eventually and rewarded
Were the Columbus brothers three
This is a small tale

In lines of three presented
Three cheers for
The island of Trinidad
WHEN THREE SHIPS SAILED © gillena cox 2016

Written For Hedgewitch's prompt
Poetry To The Third Power
Imaginary Garden With Real Toads
The Challenge:The idea of three can appear in any form and in any association in your poem: three objects, as in the floating heads shown in the painting by Odilon Redon below, three places, events, people, states of mind, directions, colors, or whatever, as long as you incorporate the number as a meaningful element of your piece.


12 comments:

  1. Great take on the prompt! :)

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  2. This is lovely :D cheers for the island of Trinidad!

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  3. Yes, three cheers.. I can almost hear the lilt of the language of the Island in this.

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    1. Thanks for dropping in to read mine Susie

      Much love...

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  4. Cheers for you and Trinidad.. Love the take on the prompt.

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    1. Happy you dropped in to read mine Bjorn

      Much love...

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  5. I liked your threesomes ... and had never before realised the significance of 'Trinidad'.

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    1. Thanks for dropping in to read mine Rosemarie

      much love...

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  6. Thanks for this historical tale of threes, and the chance to learn about Trinidad.

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    1. Happy you dropped in to read mine Hedgewitch

      Much love...

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