Softly ~ in my dreams... (loneliness)

Softly ~ in my dreams... (loneliness)

A Poem by Richard 🍃
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Kyrielle

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Softly In My Dreams


Softly ~ in my dreams...


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Days turn to pain I cannot show,
nights into ever-endless streams.
Reaching to find I'm lonely; though,
I’ll hold you Softly
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in my dreams.
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My days, now empty without you,
to nights, no peace will come, it seems;
your touch I ache the long night through,
I'll hold you Softly
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in my dreams.
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Where's gone your shelter for my storm,
what of love spent ... in lifetime schemes,
when all turns cold, who'll keep me warm?
I'll hold you Softly
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in my dreams.
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Who'll grasp the beauty of my mind;
then, thrill my body to extremes,
or take my hand when I am blind?
I'll hold you Softly
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in my dreams.
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When scared, no one to hold me tight.
Oh, I shall know what life redeems ...
when all else dims, you'll be my light.
I'll hold you Softly
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in my dreams.

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Richard W. Jenkins
©2015



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                                 Kyrielle                               

The Kyrielle is a French form written in Quatrain verses.
Each Quatrain contains a repeated final line or phrase as a refrain.
There is no limit to the number of verses, but three is the required minimum.
Normal rhyme structure is a/a/b/B, c/c/b/B, d/d/b/B, etc; with B being the refrain line.
Alternate structure is a/b/a/B, c/b/c/B, d/b/d/B, etc; with B being the refrain or repeated line.
This has an iambic meter, composed of eight syllables (4 feet) per line, but line length is author's choice.

© 2021 Richard 🍃


Author's Note

Richard 🍃
Painting: "Lonely" in oils, by Sergei Chepik
If you would like to try this beautifully expressive form and need help, just let me know.
It can be used for any emotion, mood, or topic.

Constructive (well meant) comments and criticism are always welcome! : )

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The repetition of that line at the end of each para amazingly strikes harder as one moves forward through your poem . Love sometimes feel distant , but it is love and love alone capable of decreasing all distances .
What a delight it is to read you , your words and lose oneself in the magic you spill with your wand .
yours dearly , Ankita

Posted 1 Week Ago


Have you ever read the words of another and wish you'd thought to write it? These are one of those rare times for me. Been there as you describe but could never write my feelings as eloquently as you. Charmed by your poetry my friend. Truly I am

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

2 Months Ago

Gosh, Dear Lady-Poet😌

You have genuinely blessed and humbled a hopeful bard, in su.. read more
Oh man, I am really in my feelings today. I rarely have actual tears form when reading something, but this is really sad and beautiful and well done. Thank you!

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

2 Months Ago

G'day, Dear Haley 😏

The beautiful sincerity of your words touch my gently caring h.. read more
This is so sad! I find it amazing how words put together well can make any emotion into something beautiful, even the ugliest of them.


Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

2 Months Ago

Yes, Lady Elle 🌾

I think your shared knowing, insightful thoughts, and palpable fe.. read more
This is such a wonderful beautiful write Richard.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

3 Months Ago

Yes, Kim Dear 🌾

I've heard it said there is a certain beauty in sadness … hugs '.. read more
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Rye
A very lovely write indeed, I like this piece a lot. flows wonderful

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

2 Years Ago

Thank you ever-so warmly, Ryanna,
For reading this rather deep piece and for your praise in r.. read more
I love new things and I had never heard of a 'Kyrelle before so great to discover this. This form seems well suited to your theme here Richard and the 'refrain line' for me is a powerful means of getting the feeling across. Sgain a well chosen image that blends so well with the writing

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

3 Years Ago

Thank you most gratefully, George! : )
Yes, the Kyrielle is both a beautiful and challenging .. read more
George Coombs

3 Years Ago

Your welcome richard
I love it when a writer takes it to the next level. The extra work you spent on presentation was well noted. And to educate the less seasoned writers on structure is also admired. Now lets go back to the poem...ache, I think many of us can relate to that familiar ache. When we loath the day...and we can only find peace in dreams. Where love is pain, and in that same love we find refuge. Once more all I can say is "ache" beautiful words. Thank you so much for sharing.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

3 Years Ago

Beautifully spake, Dear Lady-Poet! : )
Brightly conscious, your words express a far deeper gr.. read more
Muse

3 Years Ago

It was honestly my pleasure to read you. Have you every thought about creating your own syllable cou.. read more
Richard 🍃

3 Years Ago

You're fun to share with, Beth ; )
I very much like your rhyme scheme, and might give it a wh.. read more

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