Tickle me pink for I am free

– Brooke shaden

tickle me pink for I am free
dramatic art at its brilliance
seraphic movement that is me
ecru petticoat to balance

don’t be alarm I don’t squander
I don’t use disastrous fragrance
And my skirt with such neutral shirr
ecru petticoat to balance

as a supplicant I’m polish
I can twist and bend no hindrance
free as the birds as my dress swish
ecru petticoat to balance

tickle me pink for I am free
ecru petticoat to balance*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017


* A Kyrielle Sonnet consists of 14 lines (three rhyming quatrain stanzas and a non-rhyming couplet). Just like the traditional Kyrielle poem, the Kyrielle Sonnet also has a repeating line or phrase as a refrain (usually appearing as the last line of each stanza). Each line within the Kyrielle Sonnet consists of only eight syllables. French poetry forms have a tendency to link back to the beginning of the poem, so common practice is to use the first and last line of the first quatrain as the ending couplet. This would also re-enforce the refrain within the poem. Therefore, a good rhyming scheme for a Kyrielle Sonnet would be:

AabB, ccbB, ddbB, AB -or- AbaB, cbcB, dbdB, AB.

For: Photo Challenge #182, Wordle #173


  1. thanks for playing the wordle this week LadyLee – 🙂

    you’ve used a choice selection very well, in a poetic form that suits the ideas and images, paired well with the Photo prompt 🙂 Adds a very lyrical and light feeling – wonderful 🙂

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