Saturday, April 12, 2014

Kyrielle - Love, She Needs

Theme : Poetry Types   
Day 1 - A for Acrostic                                        
Day 2 - B for Blitz   
Day 3 - C for CinqTroisDecaLaRhyme                    
Day 4 - D For Diamente  
Day 5 - E for Essence                                       
Day 6 - F for Florette 
Day 7 - G for Ghazal 
Day 8 - H for Haiku 
Day 9 - I for Inverted Refrain 
Day 10 - J for Joseph Star

Love... is all that we need :) Written for A to Z Chellenge

Beyond glimmers of luxury,
where the sky is no more starry
Rummaging through the sunburnt streets
nor jade or gold but love she needs.

Silver strings of her veil follow
shielding her eyes, deep yet hollow
mocked by destiny's humdrum beats
nor jade or gold but love she needs.

On roads await a crowd fickle
to click, to pry and then babble
towards solitude takes her feet
nor jade or gold but love she needs.

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 (source - Shadow Poetry).


  1. Why is it, I wonder, that three is considered the right amount f times for something to be repeated? It seems this way in humor as well, and in fairy tales. I wonder if the mind gets fatigued to hear repetition more than this many times.

  2. If I were to list some of the most clever writing during the challenge yours would be right there at the top. Amazing how you can put poetic thoughts in a format. Lovely.

  3. Oh I wasn't aware of what this firm is called, but I've always been a fan of this form of poetry, where the last line is repetitive. It makes for an impactful poetry.especially when you're trying to make a song like poem

  4. Ok that answers my last question on how many kinds of poetry are there... MANY !


  5. This one my English ma'am has thought me.. she loves this!! I have my school days poetry written in some old books :( Wow... nostalgia!!

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  6. That's a lovely poem on love :) And I agree with Tulika's comment completely. Keep it coming!

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  7. Wow is the only word I have.. The repeating line is just too good !!

  8. Your posts are educative and creative, am storing all the knowledge I am getting here, thanks.

  9. Yes, she needs not the jade or gold, but only love !!! Lovely, Raj :)


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