IN-FORM POET WEDNESDAY – KYRIELLE SONNET

A Kyrielle Sonnet consists of 14 lines (three rhyming quatrain stanzas and  a non-rhyming couplet). Just like the traditional Kyrielle poem, the Kyrielle Sonnet also has a repeating line or phrase as a refrain (usually appearing  as the last line of each stanza). Each line within the Kyrielle Sonnet consists of only eight syllables. French poetry forms have a tendency to link back to the beginning of the poem, so common practice is to use the first and last line of the first quatrain as the ending couplet. This would also re-enforce the refrain within the poem. Therefore, a good rhyming scheme for a Kyrielle Sonnet would be:

AabB, ccbB, ddbB, AB -or- AbaB, cbcB, dbdB, AB.

(Thanks to Shadow Poetry:  http://www.shadowpoetry.com/resources/wip/kyriellesonnet.html)

MARIE ELENA’S ATTEMPT:

MY LORD AND SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST  (A Kyrielle Sonnet)

Creator, Father, Lord of all,
Your Son submitted to Your call,
Abandoning His throne above,
How can I best express my love?
 
His sacred hands nailed to a tree,
He bore my punishment for me –
An act I am unworthy of,
How can I best express my love?
 
He conquered death, that I might live –
A gift that only He could give.
God’s Son again enthroned above,
How can I best express my love?
 
Creator, Father, Lord of all,
How can I best express my love?

© Copyright Marie Elena Good – 2013

WALT’S KYRIELLE SONNET:

A GAME OF SHINNY

The snow folk come from miles around,
they come to share the sights and sounds,
to fill the bleachers; see the show,
here on the northern ice and snow.

 Elves on ice with their hockey sticks,
the “Frozen Caribou” are quick,
fast up the wing to score, you know
here on the northern ice and snow.

 This fast-paced game I do enjoy;
a happy break from making toys,
I’m Santa Claus, I watch them go,
here on the northern ice and snow.

 The snow folk come from miles around
here on the northern ice and snow.

© Copyright Walter J Wojtanik 2013

 

Robert Lee Brewer’s Wednesday prompt is up.  While you’re out-&-about, walk on over there and write him a walking poem:  http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/wednesday-poetry-prompts-215#comment-3384673