Kyrielle Sonnet Notes

Kyrielle Sonnet 1

Structure: Three quatrains and a couplet
Meter: Octosyllabic or tetrameter
Schema: AbaB cbcB dbdB AB

Example

La Cheminée by Jez Farmer

In summer sun the grate lies cold
No embers left to warm the night
Yet summer blooms beauty behold
As floral scents bring out delight
The seasons turn in loving flow
To reach above in passion’s height
For love’s embers don’t lose their glow
As floral scents bring out delight
The essence of love, you and me
Can’t be bound in seasonal might
As through summer we’re loving free
As floral scents bring out delight
In summer sun the grate lies cold
As floral scents bring out delight

Kyrielle Sonnet 2

Structure: Three quatrains and a couplet
Meter: Octosyllabic or tetrameter
Schema: A1bbA2 accA2 addA2 A1A2

Example

Xtremes by Terry Clitheroe

Oh Love, doest thou know thy brother Hate?
Nay! Please realise that he remembers thee;
For no matter how ignorant thou dost be,
His knowledge of thee could never dissipate.
And shouldest thou seek, perchance, to expiate,
Or wish to make amends for past inclemency
Whilst thou art modest, forgiving in thy decency
His knowledge of thee could never dissipate.
For in thy answer Learn to turn the other cheek
How can you love someone who has hurt again?
Not to hate would seem by some to be weak
His knowledge of thee could never dissipate.
Oh Love, doest thou know thy brother Hate?
His knowledge of thee could never dissipate.

Kyrielle Sonnet 3

Structure: Three quatrains and a couplet
Meter: Octosyllabic or tetrameter
Schema: AxxB xxxB AB

Example

Just Friendship by Terry Clitheroe

Friendship grows with the briefest meeting
Like a raging fire grows from just a spark
Burning all in its path, leaving havoc and pain
Yet that small spark can also create warmth.
Fear not the fire you create when you love
There’s a sense of comfort and deeper feeling,
Rather care for the tinder and fuel you use
Because small sparks can also create warmth.
Hard woods burn slowly and smoulders and lasts
Sitting in the evenings warmed by that fire
Its soft red glow, entirely warming your room
Created by a spark that has caused that warmth.
Friendship grows with the briefest meeting
Created by a spark that has caused that warmth

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