Thursday photo prompt – Tower – #writephoto

up-north-060

Old castle stood on rugged slope
British Celts, Romans, Jutes and Gauls
They used to live here, kings or pope
Moonlit snowdrifts piled against walls

Half ruined walls, their windows dark
Day and night of howling mistral
People come and stare, this landmark
Moonlit snowdrifts piled against walls

Castle crumbles in slow motion
Tell-tale signs of weathering falls
Centuries of history spun
Moonlit snowdrifts piled against walls

Old castle stood on rugged slope
Moonlit snowdrifts piled against walls*

(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.

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