Never, or: Their wildest dreams

A kyrielle

Through bedroom window, warm breeze blew.
Deposited by lush forest,
They floated at the threshold to
Magic realm where tall trees chorused.

Before them, floated small canoe...
Carried them to shimmering lake.
They floated at the threshold to
Stars mirrored in ripples opaque.

Upwards, then higher, on they flew.
As threads of heavens came undone,
They floated at the threshold to
The morning, lit by rising sun.

A 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.

20 thoughts on “Never, or: Their wildest dreams”

  1. A trio of lunes “floated at the threshold to” my waking hour, today, inspired by a couple of your recent posts, one on short poems, one on touching wounds. The fourth lune is a disclaimer. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Poets heal
    the wounds they can reach
    with their tongue
    Open heart
    Holy surgery
    Compassion
    Pull a smile
    Heal the world’s disease
    From inside
    Anti Vaxx
    May your faith save us
    Should you live

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