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Kyrielle Sonnet

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French Verse

Kyrielle Sonnet is a sonnet variation of the French stanzaic form Kyrielle. According to Poet's Garret , this verse form has been around since the Middle Ages, 15th century. Like most French verse especially the Lai family of forms, it is syllabic and has a refrain. Unlike the narrative Kyrielle, as a sonnet the piece should be a lyrical meditation.

The elements of the Kyrielle Sonnet are:

  1. a 14 line poem made up of 3 quatrains and a couplet in that order.
  2. syllabic, 8 syllables per line.
  3. rhymed, rhyme scheme AabB ccbB ddbB AB or AbaB cbcB dbdB AB.
  4. composed with a refrain in the last line of each stanza. L1 is repeated as L13 and L4 is repeated as L8, L12 and L14.
  5. composed with no prescribed pivot however those that I have read usually pivot between the 2nd and 3rd quatrains.

    I Taste Your Essence by Ryter Roethicle Poet's Garret

    I taste your essence on my lips
    I sense you blowing on the wind
    Still feel you at my fingertips
    And see you smiling in my mind.

    At heavenly dust a passion grips
    Each night with dusk I feel a kind
    Of bond with you of honeyed sips
    And see you smiling in my mind.

    Soul and body freely flies anew
    My will unlocks and love unbinds
    A freer feeling of loving with you
    And see you smiling in my mind.

    I taste your essence on my lips
    And see you smiling in my mind.


~~ © ~~ Poems by Judi Van Gorder ~~

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