Kyrielle poetry

Poetry Contest
Kyrielle is a french form of rhyming poetry written in quatrains (a stanza consisting of 4 lines). 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 8 syllables. There is no iimit to the amount of stanzas a kyrielle may have but for the purpose of this contest there are three. Popular rhyming schemes are aabB, ccbB, ddbB with B being the repeated line. There is also another popular one abaB, cbcB, dbdB.

Example:

Some days I sing, some days I cry.
My soul's the one determines why.
Sometimes it laughs, sometime it mourns.
On my bouquet are many thorns.

Wake up each day, face a dqrk 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 mycheart mourns.
On my bouquet are many thorns.


The contest winner will win half of the prize pool which is based on the number of entries. The second and third place winners will each share the remaining prize pool. The prize pool is currently 50.00 member dollars. There are 8 spots still open. If all open spots are used the prize pool will be 90.00 member dollars. In this contest at least 2 submissions must be made for the vote to begin.

Deadline: Contest is closed. Deadline was Sunday, March 19, 2023.

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