Dreaming Trees – Kyrielle Sonnet

During Jane Dougherty’s Poetry Challenge #33: Dreaming Trees someone mentioned a poetry form different from her request for a kyrielle – the kyrielle sonnet, which has 3 quatrains using the same rhyme pattern, plus a non-rhyming couplet using the first and last lines.  I’ve modified my original kyrielle to be a kyrielle sonnet by removing the third verse, while still using all of the prompt words (moonlight, tread, wary, secret and sway) with a minor edit.
Image source: Art-Search.info (Moonlit Night, Highway by Isaac Illich Levitan)

Dreaming Trees

I make my way along the lane
Wondering if my thoughts are sane
Why choose this path so late at night
While birches sway in pale moonlight?

With fairy visions in my head
I pass this way, a wary tread
What secrets lie within the night
While birches sway in pale moonlight?

For does this dream, this mystery
Belong to me, or to the trees?
The truth, it seems, eludes my sight
While birches sway in pale moonlight

 I make my way along the lane
While birches sway in pale moonlight

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18 thoughts on “Dreaming Trees – Kyrielle Sonnet

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