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.



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