A to Z Challenge Poetry

#Kyrielle: Home #atozchallenge

Away from the busy city
The coast calls with a soft ditty;
Wild waves on the beach leave their foam
As I make my journey back home

Leafy trees line the winding streets
Sway to the wind with rhythmic beats
Roads wide and narrow I must roam
As I make my journey back home

A jetty on the crimson lake
Still waters reflect hills opaque
Sun sinks slowly shaped like a dome
As I make my journey back home

(c) Sanch Vee @ Sanch Writes (13 April 2017)


A Kyrielle is a French form of rhyming poetry written in quatrains (a stanza consisting of 4 lines), and each quatrain contains a repeating line or phrase as a refrain (usually appearing as the last line of each stanza). Each line within the poem consists of only eight 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 a Kyrielle are: aabB, ccbB, ddbB, with B being the repeated line, or abaB, cbcB, dbdB.

This has been written for the 2017 A to Z Challenge

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  • Jacqui
    13 April 2017 at 6:11 am

    That’s lovely, very lyrical. I think my students would love this one (also).

  • Rajlakshmi
    13 April 2017 at 8:46 am

    Loved this beautiful imagery… Your words flowed smoothly through out the poem. I love Kyrielle because of the last line refrain…it has quite an effect while reading.
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  • Shailaja V
    13 April 2017 at 11:00 am

    The ballad-like effect of this piece was very soothing to read, first thing in the morning. Ties in so well with the idea of returning home. Lovely.

    13 April 2017 at 2:44 pm

    Ok this one blew me away for the sentiments in the poem! Sanch everyday your post is a revelation – loving this totally!! I have become a fan of your series!!!

    Theme: Peregrination Chronicles (travel)
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  • Roshan Radhakrishnan
    13 April 2017 at 3:55 pm

    Beautifully written and well explained again

  • Sreesha
    13 April 2017 at 4:08 pm

    Love the imagery in this! The repeated line brings out a bit of nostalgia and wistfulness in this piece.

  • Geets
    13 April 2017 at 4:18 pm

    I like the rhymes and the imagination your readers can put through!
    Heard of it the first time, as always!

  • Team MocktailMommies
    13 April 2017 at 6:06 pm

    Joy is found along the road and not at the end of journey… and when the journey is way back home, its all the more pleasant! I recollected those days when I used to return home from my hostel during my engineering days!
    Hats off to you for introducing Kyrielle form of poetry in such a beautiful way!
    Anagha From Team MocktailMommies
    Collage Of Life

  • Shalini
    13 April 2017 at 8:27 pm

    Ah! This could be my kind of poetry! I love rhyming ones. πŸ™‚

  • Nilanjana Bose
    13 April 2017 at 11:12 pm

    Kyrielle is a great form to explore for Kayday.


  • Shilpa Garg
    14 April 2017 at 1:36 am

    That created a lovely imagery and good to know another form of poetry!

  • Emily Bloomquist
    14 April 2017 at 1:54 am

    Lovely! Enjoyed it.
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  • Kaddu
    14 April 2017 at 2:07 am

    This is one form of poetry that I have come across most often. This looks easier than some of the others you have done this month.
    Learning so much! πŸ˜€
    Happy AtoZing! And DO comment on my J post also na. I was late in posting yesterday, so you probably didn’t get time! Shameless begging, I know! πŸ˜›
    Chicky @ http://www.mysteriouskaddu.com

  • Reema D'souza
    14 April 2017 at 3:05 am

    This is a lovely poem Sanch πŸ™‚ And I too have tried my hand at this form. Interesting!

  • Soumya
    14 April 2017 at 3:24 am

    Like always, a French form is beautifully lyrical πŸ™‚

  • Menaka Bharathi
    14 April 2017 at 4:03 am

    Oh so there is another form of poetry that I have learned about today, you are totally amazing!
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  • Patricia Holloway
    14 April 2017 at 8:12 am

    Lovely poem. Thanks for sharing this type of format. it is new to me.