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.
I thought I could see you today,
My heart has been beating away.
To see your face, be cheek to cheek,
I missed you, for you I will only seek.
I was hoping we could talk some,
And both of us know the other one.
I wanted, your hand held in my hand,
I wanted you to understand.
Waiting for another day when you’ll see,
I want to be with you and with you be.
Close, so our hearts are beating in time,
I miss you, please to me be kind.
Thinking, stroking your stubble and,
Watching life as the moments are but sand,
Going through the hourglass seconds pass,
I miss you, my hearts made of glass.
Anytime we plan to meet — the world —
Shakes us apart again, and were hurled.
Into this game, I’m tired of playing.
I just want to be with you saying,
How much I’m glad that you are near,
I don’t want you to disappear.
I want you with me where we can feel.
I want your lips to meat mine and seal.
No more chats, and no more excuses,
You and me, a pair of deuces.
Your fingers running through my hair.
My hands running down your back there.
A corner in the living room,
We sit, our bodies consumed.
And every word we want to speak,
Is said by our hands, passion seeks.
But sadly, I sit here thinking,
I’m close in mind, but my hearts sinking.
Waiting for a time to tell you,
I miss you, times catching up to you.
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