Writing Exercise – Triplets

by | November 6, 2017 | General, Writing Exercise | 3 comments

By Ashley Lister

I’d never say anything graphic
And I don’t want to be pornographic
But does your bum only do one way traffic?

As I’ve mentioned before, poetic triplets excite me. The idea of putting three rhymed lines of poetry together always strikes me as innovative. Couplets are good for a rhyme scheme. They provide a solid structure. But, to my mind, triplets increase the speed and allow for a bigger build to the conclusion of a stanza.

See I’d love to get into your drawers
And I’m sharing this honestly because
I like entering through exit doors.

Technically, I know, ‘drawers’, ‘because’ and ‘doors’ don’t rhyme. There are subtle variations in the vowel sounds and, although I can perform this one and make ‘drawers’ and ‘because’ sound like exact rhymes, this is only because I force the pronunciation.

I’m not so vulgar that I’ll mention pooh
I’m a gentleman, as I’m sure you knew
So, please let me push a stool in for you.

Your reputation will not be besmudged
Cos I’m sure you’re not going to begrudge
Me – the chance, to help you pack some fudge.

As always, I look forward to seeing your poems in the comments box below.

Ashley Lister

Ashley Lister

Ashley Lister is a UK author responsible for more than two-dozen erotic novels written under a variety of pseudonyms. His most recent work, a non-fiction book recounting the exploits of UK swingers, is his second title published under his own name: Swingers: Female Confidential by Ashley Lister (Virgin Books; ISBN: 0753513439) Ashley’s non-fiction has appeared in a variety of magazines, including Forum, Chapter & Verse and The International Journal of Erotica. Nexus, Chimera and Silver Moon have published his full-length fiction, with shorter stories appearing in anthologies edited by Maxim Jakubowski, Rachel Kramer Bussel and Mitzi Szereto. He is very proud to be a regular contributor to ERWA.


  1. gabinete de seguridad

    Useful info. Fortunate me I discovered your website unintentionally,
    and I am shocked why this twist of fate didn’t took place earlier!
    I bookmarked it.

  2. Lisabet Sarai


    By Lisabet Sarai

    To GCS

    What if I showed up naked at your door?
    Sank to my knees before you on the floor?
    Would you accept my offering, or ignore
    my long-deferred surrender? Would you claim
    I’d forfeited all pretense to the name
    of ‘slave’ by choosing someone else? The game
    is not yet over, lover. You must know
    how deep between us thoughts and feelings flow.
    We’re bound by flesh and history, and so
    there’s magic in our coupling. Don’t pretend
    you don’t still dream of fucking me, my friend —
    my soul mate and my master, till the end.

    • Ashley Lister

      I saw this earlier, and wanted to say how striking I thought it was. You’ve got a raw power behind each triplet which builds and builds as the poem develops. This is quality 🙂

Hot Chilli Erotica

Hot Chilli Erotica


Babysitting the Baumgartners - The Movie
From Adam & Eve - Based on the Book by New York Times Bestselling Authors Selena Kitt



Pin It on Pinterest