#Kyrielle: Home #atozchallenge

Away from the busy city
The coast calls with a soft ditty;
Wild waves on the beach leave their foam
As I make my journey back home

Leafy trees line the winding streets
Sway to the wind with rhythmic beats
Roads wide and narrow I must roam
As I make my journey back home

A jetty on the crimson lake
Still waters reflect hills opaque
Sun sinks slowly shaped like a dome
As I make my journey back home

(c) Sanch Vee @ Sanch Writes (13 April 2017)

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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.

This has been written for the 2017 A to Z Challenge

  1. Jacqui

    April 13, 2017 at 6:11 am

    That’s lovely, very lyrical. I think my students would love this one (also).

  2. Rajlakshmi

    April 13, 2017 at 8:46 am

    Loved this beautiful imagery… Your words flowed smoothly through out the poem. I love Kyrielle because of the last line refrain…it has quite an effect while reading.
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  3. Shailaja V

    April 13, 2017 at 11:00 am

    The ballad-like effect of this piece was very soothing to read, first thing in the morning. Ties in so well with the idea of returning home. Lovely.

  4. SHALINI BAISIWALA

    April 13, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    Ok this one blew me away for the sentiments in the poem! Sanch everyday your post is a revelation – loving this totally!! I have become a fan of your series!!!

    Theme: Peregrination Chronicles (travel)
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  5. Roshan Radhakrishnan

    April 13, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    Beautifully written and well explained again

  6. Sreesha

    April 13, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    Love the imagery in this! The repeated line brings out a bit of nostalgia and wistfulness in this piece.

  7. Geets

    April 13, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    I like the rhymes and the imagination your readers can put through!
    Heard of it the first time, as always!
    Cheers

  8. Team MocktailMommies

    April 13, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    Joy is found along the road and not at the end of journey… and when the journey is way back home, its all the more pleasant! I recollected those days when I used to return home from my hostel during my engineering days!
    Hats off to you for introducing Kyrielle form of poetry in such a beautiful way!
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    Anagha From Team MocktailMommies
    Collage Of Life

  9. Shalini

    April 13, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    Ah! This could be my kind of poetry! I love rhyming ones. 🙂

  10. Nilanjana Bose

    April 13, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    Kyrielle is a great form to explore for Kayday.

    Nilanjana
    Madly-in-Verse

  11. Shilpa Garg

    April 14, 2017 at 1:36 am

    That created a lovely imagery and good to know another form of poetry!

  12. Emily Bloomquist

    April 14, 2017 at 1:54 am

    Lovely! Enjoyed it.
    Emily | My Life In Ecuador

  13. Kaddu

    April 14, 2017 at 2:07 am

    This is one form of poetry that I have come across most often. This looks easier than some of the others you have done this month.
    Learning so much! 😀
    Happy AtoZing! And DO comment on my J post also na. I was late in posting yesterday, so you probably didn’t get time! Shameless begging, I know! 😛
    Chicky @ http://www.mysteriouskaddu.com

  14. Reema D'souza

    April 14, 2017 at 3:05 am

    This is a lovely poem Sanch 🙂 And I too have tried my hand at this form. Interesting!

  15. Soumya

    April 14, 2017 at 3:24 am

    Like always, a French form is beautifully lyrical 🙂

  16. Menaka Bharathi

    April 14, 2017 at 4:03 am

    Oh so there is another form of poetry that I have learned about today, you are totally amazing!
    Launching SIM Organics This April
    *Menaka Bharathi *
    *SimpleIndianMom*

  17. Patricia Holloway

    April 14, 2017 at 8:12 am

    Lovely poem. Thanks for sharing this type of format. it is new to me.

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