Lucky Dip – Saturday Mix, 27 March 2021

Welcome to the Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 27 March 2021!

For this week’s Lucky Dip, I have reached into my mystery bag and pulled out a Kyrielle. The topic is up to you!

You may be thinking to yourself, What on earth is a Kyrielle?

Luckily, Shadow Poetry has an explanation…

Kyrielle

A Kyrielle is a French form of rhyming poetry written in quatrains (a stanza consisting of 4 lines), and each quatrain contains a repeating line or phrase as a refrain (usually appearing as the last line of each stanza). Each line within the poem consists of only eight syllables. There is no limit to the amount of stanzas a Kyrielle may have, but three is considered the accepted minimum.

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

Mixing up the rhyme scheme is possible for an unusual pattern of: axaZ, bxbZ, cxcZ, dxdZ, etc. with Z being the repeated line.

The rhyme pattern is completely up to the poet.

Example

My Bouquet

Some days I sing, some days I cry.
My soul's the one determines why.
Sometimes it laughs, sometimes it mourns.
On my bouquet are many thorns.
 
Wake up each day, face a dark cloud.
My happiness wrapped in a shroud.
The day begins; to me it scorns.
On my bouquet are many thorns.
 
Lay down my head, dark nights begun.
With the sad setting of the sun.
From all my sorrows my heart mourns.
On my bouquet are many thorns.

Copyright © 2003 Floria Kelderhouse


Good luck with your ‘Lucky Dip Kyrielle’ – I can’t wait to see what you come up with! Don’t forget to tag ‘Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie’, ‘Saturday Mix’, and hashtag #LuckyDip.

As always, make sure you link your fabulous creation to the helpful Mister Linky.

6 comments

  1. I’ll keep the info as reference. But A) not a fan of forced rhyme b) not a fan of repeated lines. Top that with counting syllables… I got no rhythm. 😀

    Thank you though. I learn so much from your prompts.

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