Write a Kyrielle SONNET

Poetry Contest

The Kyrielle Sonnet is written in iambic meter. For this contest I am opening it up to both iambic tetrameter (8 syllable lines) or iambic pentameter (10 syllable lines). It consists of three quatrains (four line stanzas) followed by one couplet (two lines) for a total of 14 line and No more. The couplet is what makes the Kyrielle Sonnet different than the Kyrielle.

The subject matter is open to anything EXCEPT adult or erotic poetry. Keep it clean.

The first line of the couplet is the EXACT same line as the first line of the first quatrain. The second line of the couplet is the EXACT same line as the fourth line of the first quatrain.

In addition, the fourth line of both the second and third quatrains must be the EXACT same line as the fourth line of the first quatrain.

For the rhyme scheme you have a choice between :
(capital letters denote the Repeated lines).

AabB, ccbB, ddbB, AB ~~ OR ~~ AbaB, cbcB, dbdB, AB

One piece of artwork is allowed but NO Sound or other Visuals in your entry please.

The Little Boy:

A little boy peered out from his disguise
Intrigued by all the wares he saw displayed
With boyish wonder searching from his eyes
Recalling memories he'd never trade

The clerk then asked could she help him decide
Inside, he thumbed through chapters old and grayed
A wrinkled smile was all that he replied
Recalling memories he'd never trade

The treasures harkened back through golden times
When life was slow and happiness homemade
Departing with his cane, the doorbells chimed
Recalling memories he'd never trade

A little boy peered out from his disguise
Recalling memories he'd never trade.


Without a Spoken Word:

I saw the shades of sorrow soak his eyes.
My hesitance to comfort seemed absurd.
As I drew near a stranger passing-by,
the moment died without a spoken word.

When distance stretched between his path and mine,
reflections in my heart were quickly stirred.
As sorrow's vines wound tight and intertwined -
the moment died without a spoken word.

My mind excused confusion in my soul
as reason why my voice was never heard.
Convinced I would be burdened by some toll,
the moment died without a spoken word.

I saw the shades of sorrow soak his eyes,
the moment died without a spoken word.


The contest winner will win half of the prize pool which is based on the number of entries. The second and third place winners will each share the remaining prize pool. The prize pool is currently 50.00 member dollars. There are 8 spots still open. If all open spots are used the prize pool will be 90.00 member dollars. In this contest at least 2 submissions must be made for the vote to begin.

Deadline: Contest is closed. Deadline was Tuesday, October 25, 2016.




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The voting booth will include this summary of the contest:

    14 total lines. Meter required; Iambic tetrameter or Iambic pentameter. Line 1 repeats exactly on line 13, Line 4 repeats exactly on lines 8, 12, and 14. Rhyme scheme (capital letters denote repeated lines) AabB, ccbB, ddbB, AB OR AbaB, cbcB, dbdB, AB No sound or presentations, artwork OK


If you plan to write for this contest reserve a spot. There are a limited number of entries. A vote by writers will determine the winner. The decision is final. All members that submit a work are encouraged to vote. One entry per person. New entries to the site only. If you already posted a work on FanStory.com that work is not eligible for a contest.

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Deadline: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 11:59pm EST.

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