Schnorrer, or: Worse

A Quadrille

In the form of a not-Kyrielle

He brought her presents every day,
Penning serenades to sing her.
She'd blush at every bouquet...
Though, for her sweet words, doubts lingered...

However, he couldn't ignore
Her galivanting with swingers.
She promised she was no schnorrer...
Though, for her sweet words, doubts lingered.

d’Verse Quadrille #136:

‘Let’s Linger’

The above not-Kyrielle is my take on d’Verse’s Quadrille challenge #136.

The Quadrille is simply a poem of 44 words (excluding the title), and it can take any form. This week’s challenge was to use the word “linger” in a Quadrille.


A Kyrielle

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.


So, Nu?

Why is this not a Kyrielle?

This Quadrille only has two stanzas.

According to the rules above, while there is no limit to the amount of stanzas a Kyrielle may have, three is considered the accepted minimum.

25 thoughts on “Schnorrer, or: Worse”

  1. Well, doubts linger every now and then; but I think this girl ain’t trustworthy….there’s a certain something about her that bothers him….But a great read, neverthless 😀

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