The sea whispered incantations to me

as my tired soul got high and free.

I remember the moon waved goodbye.

My thorny heart did dream and sigh.

Voices quietened, silence all around,

my aching body anchored on the ground.

A tender peace enveloped the cloudy sky.

My thorny heart did dream and sigh.

I closed my eyes in a beautiful trance,

murmuring words as the world did dance.

Something opened fast my third eye.

My thorny heart did dream and sigh.

I saw a light embracing my weary soul,

renewing me again, making me whole.

I will never forget that Fourth of July.

My thorny heart did dream and sigh.

Karla Bardanza

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.

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