Back in 2008 we wrote poems in the form of kyrielle. I'd like to do this again, but think we should try a different definition of the form. This one comes from the book Fly With Poetry: An ABC of Poetry, written and illustrated by Avis Harley.
Kyrielle - a kyrielle is divided into couplets, each pair of lines ending with the same word which acts as the refrain.So, your challenge this week is to write a kyrielle. Leave me a note about your poem and I'll post the results here later this week.
Here is her example.
How is it the salmon know
where to bury ruby roe?
Something signals when to go;
they journey homeward, rich with roe.
To birthstones of so long ago
the fish return to lay their roe.
Under currents, just below,
the jade green streams are jeweled with roe.
Poem ©Avis Harley. All rights reserved.