No Night Forever, By Donna Matthews


Today’s poetry form is called Kyrielle Poetry. From Brewer,

The kyrielle is a French four-line stanza form that has a refrain in the fourth line. Often, there is a rhyme scheme in the poem consisting of the following possibilities:

aabb
abab
aaab
abcb

The poem can be as long as you wish and as short as two stanzas (otherwise, the refrain is not really a refrain, is it?), and, as with many French forms, it is very nice for stretching your poetic muscles.

Finally, your lines must contain 8 syllables.


No Night Forever

sun fading until day dissolved
shadows grow longer; disappear
no moon to speak of, I wander
to my feet I plead, persevere

unlike day, sight alone can’t solve
in this dark place, night, faith to steer
dark weakens us, filled with monsters
to my feet I plead, persevere

this unknown, we stand with resolve
no night forever, darkness clears
find strength, my fellow conquerors
to my feet I plead, persevere

Now to you…wanna try a Kyrielle poem? Share a link in the comments below!

I am on a personal challenge to explore and write in 100+ different poetic forms.  To assist me in this journey is Robert Lee Brewer’s The Complete Guide of Poetic Forms where he gives the form and an example. No Night Forever is #35 in this collection I’m calling, very simply, 100+ Poetic Forms.

Hey y’all, thanks for visiting the Go Dog Go Cafe and I hope you enjoyed reading today’s selection. I am Donna Matthews, a born and bred Texan who can usually be found writing, painting, taking pictures, or traveling the world on foot. I’m all about love, people, sharing, and doing life together and would love to get to know you. I host two blogs…the first, The DJ Ranch, documents my personal adventures while the second, Slay The Chaos, focuses on mindsets, technology, productivity and organization. Come on over for a visit sometime 💙

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