Kyrielle: The Weed


Carve a place where there is a need
The welcome earth will sow the seed
If life’s wonder is how we grow
Why do we ostracise the weed?

Flowers and weeds blooming in time
Each blossom of beauty sublime
That is not entirely so
Why do we ostracise the weed?

Naturally evolved to thrive
I would honestly like to know
Why do we ostracise the weed?


A Kyrielle is a 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.


Weekly Theme:

French Poetry Forms


21 thoughts on “Kyrielle: The Weed

  1. I can see it’s a fixed form like the villanelle; what drew me to this post is that I have a great admiration for weeds; in fact, I’ve written a few poems on them: see if I can ….I like this and I respect your experimentation with poetic forms πŸ™‚

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    1. The French forms are rather strict, can make them very difficult to complete.
      I too love weeds. Tenacious and determined. Most are so beautiful its hard to even differentiate.
      Thank you. The initial idea of my blog was to experiment and learn. I think I lost that direction a while ago πŸ˜‚

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      1. stay with it; experimentation is something every writer must do; you have inspired my own poem on weeds ;I am putting the finishing touches to it and if ready will post tomorrow πŸ™‚

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      1. I do make it difficult πŸ˜‚
        So, I have French poetry this week then the themes are:
        Photo prompt
        Word prompt
        Christmas
        New year
        Welsh Poetry Forms
        I have 2 to finish for the Welsh week then I have to figure out what next. Any suggestions?

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      2. Difficult yes – yet you always make it look so easy!! πŸ‘
        Your prompts look good. Look forward to seeing what you come up with.
        I’m rubbish at thinking up prompts so not much help to you I’m afraid. I mean – I never even knew there were Welsh poetry forms! And I’ve got an English Literature degree!! πŸ˜³πŸ˜³πŸ˜‚πŸ–€

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      3. You are too kind 😊
        The prompts help focus and direct. I might stop them at some point but I think they are an improvement on the public/national/International holiday/observances Posts I was doing.
        No worries. I’m thinking probably USA, stolen poetry forms next πŸ˜‚
        Oh yer. At least 15 forms, those Welsh have been busy.
        Another little tidbit about the charmer πŸ˜‰πŸ’š

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