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Kyrielle POEM


A Kyrielle poem is structured so that all the lines have eight syllables and each stanza of four lines ends in a refrain. It takes on a rhythmical form very much like a rhyming couplet.


A Kyrielle poem is made up of 4 lined stanzas of eight syllables each. The capital letter (directly below) being the refrain:

aabB  
ccbB 
ddbB 
eebB

Here is my Kyrielle poem. It is springtime in Australia, so it seems appropriate to tap into the sensations of the season when looking for inspiration. Just like the Ottava Rima poem I wrote recently, Kyrielle poems require some thought and effort. I must admit I again enjoyed the challenge presented by the structure of the poem. Finding sufficient rhyming words that are also appropriate for the subject was a major consideration. So, my fellow poets are you up for the challenge?


Springtime Revelations


Finessing all the shrubbery
The gentle breeze washed over me
Scents and bouquets then arose
The earth reveals what winter knows

The morning air is light and warm
Dragonflies hover, bees do swarm
The season's proudest blooms it shows
The earth reveals what winter knows

The garden's leafy vestments swell
Winter's over, all is well
The daffodils emerge in rows
The earth reveals what winter knows

A time of great fecundity
And colours worn so blushingly
Fruitfulness in springtime grows
The earth reveals what winter knows




Scenes from my garden and neighbourhood





Comments

  1. Adds another poetry form to my list to try. The Kyrielle would fit beautifully into my WIP. #thankyou (That last line is masterful - perfect for each stanza.)

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    1. Thanks Kat. It is always a pleasure to share poetic possibilities.

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  2. Wow! That does look like a challenging form. I love the refrain you chose, and the spring pictures are gorgeous!

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    1. Ah Kay, the challenge was what made it so much fun. Glad you liked my springtime snaps.

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  3. Alan, it looks like you've risen to the challenge very well. I would think one of the biggest challenges would be to find a line that would work with every stanza.

    I'm going to make a note of this form. It looks like a good one to try when one is in a puzzly mood!

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    1. Thanks violet. You're right, the refrain is a critical component of this poetry form. May you find your puzzly mood with ease.

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