170×170 day 79 18.7.15

79 18.7.15 Cinqku, kyrielle, gogyohka, pleides 170x170


Sultry summer days are too hot

Day and night you wait for rain

But the clouds mercy you not

Oh nature and her wicked ways!


Then the heavens open up gate

And the crystal drops come down

Finally even though bit late.

Oh nature and her wicked ways!


It just keeps pouring and pouring

Soon pleasure becomes real pain

Endless drops without ceasing.

Oh nature and her wicked ways!


You start praying it stops for good

And winter takes over the scene

Pray not to see one more cloud

Oh nature and her wicked ways!


Clouds are replaced by chill

Misty mornings are now seen,

But freezing cold soon ends that thrill

Oh nature and her wicked ways!



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.

Mixing up the rhyme scheme is possible for an unusual pattern of: axaZ, bxbZ, cxcZ, dxdZ, etc. with Z being the repeated line. The rhyme pattern is completely up to the poet.




Touch can say oh so much!

Totally verbose in

Total silence so

Talkative it can be

Titillating feelings

Tender or full of love

Twitters without tweet.


Poetry Form: Pleiades – This titled form was invented in 1999 by Craig Tigerman, Sol Magazine’s Lead Editor. Only one word is allowed in the title followed by a single seven-line stanza. The first word in each line begins with the same letter as the title. Hortensia Anderson, a popular haiku and tanka poet, added her own requirement of restricting the line length to six syllables.





Dragons for

Hidden treasure

Then you meet leprechaun!



Cinqku Rules: syllable counts- 2,3,4,6,2 surprise or turn in final two lines




Can you promise

Of love true, ardent when

Your words are

Lifeless and cold.


Gogyohka Rules The form like the Japanese Tanka is five lines long. There are no restrictive syllable counts though lines are supposed to be short and concise and end where the voice naturally breaks. Also other restrictions such as needing to use season words are absent from gogyohka. It is also okay to talk about feelings and other such human matters. Other than five short lines the only other requirement is to use sharp concise images.





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