#OctPoWriMo – Day 2 – Kyrielle – “Facing The Void” #amwriting #poetry


Day 2 Prompt – The Void

As writers, and especially poetry writers, I believe we dive into the void on a regular basis to find the words, to gain perspective, to hibernate and more. How have you used the void? What does, “the void” mean to you?

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They said the void was some place dark, 

A place to fear, our thoughts to erase. 

Dove into the whirlpool, left my mark. 

Change begins, fearless the void face.

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Told me, the void was nothingness, 

I found vision, a sign of grace. 

Everything made sense, was goodness, 

Change begins, fearless the void face.

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Pathways curved, I yet had to fight, 

Marathon as life, mine a race. 

Engaged in battle, with small might. 

Change begins, fearless the void face.

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I experienced some awful times,

Then settled back, whirlpool escaped. 

Came out stronger, knowing my prize.

Change begins, fearless the void face.

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Peace and clarity, I gained true. 

Mind relaxed, no longer head case.

Spirit guided me, wings of lace. 

Change begins, fearless the void face. 

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Poem: Quatrain – “Take Back Your Ring ” #wordhighjuly #poetry #amwriting #habilin



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Not with me; think of you too much. 

A tiny ring; it you so condemns.

Even in death your pretentious, 

Hurting me; dying this way such. 

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Is it a poisonous ring to touch? 

A gem given not generous.

Without thought of reverence, 

To your memory, not a crutch. 

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Only a ring, such evil brings, 

Only a ring; inside me stings. 

A ring he made a promise to —

Love me for all time; it sings.

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Yet into my brain it’s screwed,

Saw you kissing her by the yew.

At your grave; asking ring keep too.

In death hold; you I never knew. 

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Poem: Kyrielle “Breath Again.”


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Here I was beginning again,

To breath and hurt and want more rain,

The kind that washes away everything,

Rain as the tears you dry and wring,

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Out of hankerchiefs and feel.

Life is sordid, wish I could heal.

And taste a future in my tears.

Hidden within saltwater, my fears.

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Have you gone away, will you seek,

Me out now, you’re busy all week,

Days roll by, we grow apart, breathe. . .

Each day you’re gone, my hope it leaves.

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Life feels empty without the scene, 

I had of you and me and I lean,

On the weeks work never complete.

Constant activity, replete.

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Where are kisses that burn like fire,

Where are moments found of fierce desire,

Waking each morning to an empty,

Bed, where you and I lay gently.

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Oh for the feelings of fingers,

Kneading stress out of my neck, please linger.

Caste kisses on my skin, trails you make.

While I’m asleep, smiles I awake.

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Who said you can’t eat cake in bed,

Chocolate icing, endorphins fed.

And smear some on your lips so soft,

With perseverance lick it off.

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And dull afternoons turn to skin,

So near and full of many sins.

I won’t tell your secrets if you keep.

Your promise to be with me, leap. 

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Where bodies tangle and embrace,

There is a connection of grace.

And lips swollen with kisses.

Your heart beats and I have a wish. 

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To be closer still and find what’s true,

Close as lips upon your chest grew,

To your fingers and their tight grasp, 

Digits in my hair, pull — I gasp. 

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You and me we are partners in,

This game of life, with cheerful grins.

Our comings and goings,

Together we are, only knowing. 

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Poem: Kyrielle – “Close As Possible.”


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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,

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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