Friday Fictioneers – Rainbow appeared to cheer me up

PHOTO PROMPT © Jeff Arnold

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Meeting the Light Completely” by Jane Hirshfield: strange, field, table, surprises, chipped, yellow, roses, fools, cup, flooding, clothesline, time

Time’s tough with storm and flooding
Stayed in bed with my chipped cup
Strange feeling and so cunning
Rainbow appeared to cheer me up

Yellow roses on the table
Heart broken after the breakup
Move on as I’m young and able
Rainbow appeared to cheer me up

Like a fool I let myself be
To my surprise came my new pup
As I drink my nice cup of tea
Rainbow appeared to cheer me up*

(c) ladyleemanila 2020


* 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.

For: 10 April 2020 Friday Fictioneers,  Whirligig 260 ,  Keeping the Tradition #atozchallenge ,  the thirteenth day of NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo 2020


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