Winter will Blossom – Kyrielle Sonnet – October 30, 2014

Snow

Snow

And so, the morning waxes cold,
Autumn days have now grown old.
The season’s passage we can’t slow,
Winter will blossom with white snow.

Put warm duvets onto your beds,
Buy wooly hats for children’s heads
Sit by the fire, let north winds blow.
Winter will blossom with white snow.

November first ’tis All Saint’s day,
Winter cold won’t be held at bay.
Lovely ’tis the season’s tableau.
Winter will blossom with white snow.

And so,  the morning waxes cold,
Winter will blossom with white snow.

(c) G.s.k. ’14

 

KYRIELLE SONNET

Just like the traditional Kyrielle poem, the Kyrielle Sonnet
also has a repeating line or phrase as a
refrain (usually appearing  as the last line of each stanza).
Each line within the Kyrielle Sonnet consist of only 8 syllables
French poetry forms have a tendency to link back to the beginning
of the poem, so common practice is to use the first and last line
of the first quatrain as the ending  couplet.
This would also re-enforce the refrain within the poem.
Therefore, a good rhyming scheme
for a Kyrielle Sonnet would be:
AabB, ccbB, ddbB, AB -or- AbaB, cbcB, dbdB, AB.

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14 thoughts on “Winter will Blossom – Kyrielle Sonnet – October 30, 2014

  1. I like the Kyrielle form that you’ve used. I hope the snow doesn’t come quite yet – the forecast is for more hot sunny weather in the next few days. I can’t believe it’s almost November.

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  2. The elegance of the form really suits the imagery and the message — the solemn dignity and inevitability of winter’s arrival. Nicely done!

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