Kyrielle Open  March 28, 2008 - May 31, 2008

Contest Completed


Winner - A Bed Of Roses (A Kyrielle)
1st Runner Up - The Sea Has Secrets
2nd Runner Up - [writing deleted]
3rd Runner Up - Solid Gold
Honorable Mention - Love is a Wave, Advancing in Phases
Honorable Mention - [writing deleted]


Write a poem in Kyrielle form.

A Kyrielle is a French form of rhyming poetry written in quatrains (a stanza consisting of four lines) and each quatrain contains a repeating line or phrase as a refrain (usually appearing as the last line in each stanza). Each line within the poem consists of only 8 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 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. Any questions or if you would like to see some examples, just message me!


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J. James Reider
J. James Reider
Eighty Four, PA


6 Contestants
11 Submissions
Created Mar 28, 2008