The triversen is a loose form of sentence-long tercets developed by William Carlos Williams (or “The Red Wheelbarrow” and Paterson fame).
The rules of Triversen are
- Each stanza equals one sentence.
- Each sentence/stanza breaks into 3 lines (each line is a separate phrase in the sentence).
- There is a variable foot of 2-4 beats per line which is around 4-8 syllables per line.
- The poem as a whole should add up to 18 lines (or 6 stanzas).