Poetry by Jeff Green



by cricketjeff on February 6, 2008.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

Sweet PassionsPromise hot as coals
Consumer of all poets souls
You write with fire and make us sweat
The hottest on AP as yet

Your life is penned in dark lament
With detail that just won’t relent
And then you help us to forget
The hottest on AP as yet

Campaigning hard or having fun
No-one can say you aren’t the one
So for us all a certain bet
The hottest on AP as yet

Sweet PassionsPromise hot as coals
The hottest on AP as yet

Author notes

Kyrielle Sonnet:

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.