My first Kyrielle poetry: When hearts connect #keeplearning

Enjoyed writing my first Kyrielle poetry form today. The Kyrielle is a French form written in quatrains. Each quatrain contains a repeated line or phrase as a refrain. Each line usually has 8 syllables. There is no limit to the number of stanzas, but three is generally the minimum. The normal structure is a/a/b/B, c/c/b/B, d/d/b/B.... Continue Reading →


Awaken, Ruminate – first & second Lai poems – #keeplearning

  Lai is a French poetic form.  It’s a nine-line poem or stanza that uses an “a” and “b” rhyme following this pattern: aabaabaab. The lines with an “a” rhyme use 5 syllables; the “b” rhyme lines have 2 syllables. I was walking towards home today and the setting sun shone into my eye. I... Continue Reading →

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