|The Aldobrandini Triptych ~ Bernardo Daddi (1336)|
World English Dictionary
1. a set of three pictures or panels, usually hinged so that the two wing panels fold over the larger central one: often used as an altarpiece
2. a set of three hinged writing tablets
[C18: from Greek triptukhos , from tri- + ptux plate]
|Saltaire Triptych ~ Tom Woolley|
Word Origin & History
1731, "hinged, three-leaved writing tablet used in ancient Greece and Rome," from Gk. triptykhos "three-layered," from tri- "three"+ ptykhos, gen. of ptyx "fold, layer." In ref. to three-part altar-piece carvings or pictures hinged together, it is attested from 1849.
|Gingko Triptych in Stained Glass ~ Dawn Lee Thompson|
Today's challenge is to write a poem in three parts: each part separate from, yet dependent on the other two parts. You may select any form or style, from free verse to prose poetry - choose the form which best suits the vision of your final product, your work of art.
|Ignius Fatuus ~ Ariela Coco|
A while ago, I experimented by writing in three parts, both in free verse and prose poetry. Follow the hypertext, if you would like to read these examples.
|Adde Adesokan ~ Triptych of Strangers|
This is not a picture prompt. The images you see here are offered as examples of the triptych form in art, craft and photography. If you feel inspired to write a piece based on one of them, please acknowledge the name of the artist.