General Poetry posted January 11, 2022

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Kyrielle sonnet


by royowen

How many jars could tear-drops fill?
As strong drink flows from yon dark still.
I've wondered how desire will walk,
yet in the night the wolf doth stalk,

When was my brush with love's first flush,
'twas with my mother's tender touch.
God's messengers, the wind will talk,
yet in the night the wolf doth stalk.

I know not how, but I believe,
and I enjoy the fool's reprieve.
The hunter hovers like a hawk*,
yet in the night the wolf doth stalk

How many jars could tear-drops fill,
yet in the night the wolf doth stalk.

R.Owen 11/01/2022



* In English/Aussie English hawk and stalk rhyme
A Kyrielle sonnet
A kyrielle sonnet is a French form of poetry in 14 lines, written in quatrains, followed by a couplet, and each quatrain contains a repeating line, or a phrase as a refrain. Each line has eight syllables there is no limit to the amount of stanzas, with three being minimum. The rhyme scheme is: AabB ccbB ddbB AB.

Matthew 7:15
Beware of false prophets. They come in sheep�????�???�??�?�¢??s clothing. but inwardly they are ravening wolves. KJV

Psalm 30:5
Weeping may endure for the night, but joy cometh in the morning. KJV

Habakkuk 1:8
Their horses are swifter than leopards,
and keener that wolves in the evening.
Their horsemen come galloping.
Their horsemen come from afar.
They fly like an eagle swopin down to devour.

Thanks for reading: R.Owen
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