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:
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 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.
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”
“Many more fish in the sea!” is what I would advise him. Very amusing poem, David. Made me smile and enlarged my vocabulary! ❤
🤍 Cheryl 🤍 – I’m 100% with you.
Where doubts linger…
It’s better to stay away. 🙂
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 😀
Yeah… I think she’s taking advantage of him, personally, and lying through her teeth! 😬
Once those doubts set in, all is lost. Well done!
I had to look up ‘schnorrer’ – but since I did, I don’t blame the narrator for his lingering doubts!
He was thinking of a harsher word, but went with that one, which is an off-rhyme
They do not seem a perfect match. 😀
Yeah, I wouldn’t trust her if I was him.
Hahaha. I wouldn’t either.
Filled with doubts, it may not come to be. Good one!
❤ Thanks, Grace ❤
Hehe! I haven’t heard the term schnorrer since my grandmother died!
I wanted to avoid using a different word… 😉
What is a schnorrer? Anyway, good poem!
Thanks, BIB. 🙂
Maybe he should find someone new
I’ll pass your advice along to him!
oh a man of my dreams.. 🤣👏👏👏 nicely done❣️
yeah… but I don’t think she deserved him… 😉