A to Z Poetry: Kyrielle Peoms

A kyrielle poem is French rhyming poetry written in quatrains with each line of the poem consisting of only eight syllables (see my side graphic about quatrains-Quatrain Wreck). Each quatrain contains a repeating line as a refrain as the last line of each stanza. There is no limit to the amount of stanzas a Kyrielle may have, but three is considered the accepted minimum. 

Popular rhyming schemes for a Kyrielle are: aabB, ccbB, ddbB, with B being the repeated line, or abaB, cbcB, dbdB.

From this world all the fairies went
Long ago when men’s hearts grew cold
Follow that sweet mystery scent
To see what’s hidden from the old

Their magic is hidden below
Underneath the leaves, moss and mold
Pull the forest’s layering slow
To see what’s hidden from the old

Magic and laughter running wild
Seeing the fairy stories told
Telling your child’s child
To see what’s hidden from the old

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Today’s Haiku

Haiku Heights April A to Z: Koi Pond


Fish swim coyly
Among the lily pads
To hidden coves


Carpe Diem: Sagittarius (The (Centaur) Archer)

Centaurs frolic
Among the gods’ vineyards
No more wine

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