Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas - A Haiku and A Kyrielle Sonnet

                                                                           Attribution: Marlene Thyssen
Image: A Christmas Tree with Lighted Candles and Presents
Source: Wikimedia Commons (here)

A Haiku for Real Toads
Happy Holidays!
Merry Christmas to all Toads
Hail to Yuletide cheer!

A Kyrielle Sonnet for Christmas
A Kyrielle Sonnet consists of 14 lines . It comprises three rhyming quatrain 
stanzas and a couplet. Just like the traditional Kyrielle, the Kyrielle Sonnet 
also has a repeating line as a refrain. It appears as the last line of each 
stanza. I've maintained within each line the eight syllables.
The rhyming scheme is AabB ccbB ddbB AB 

Wishing everyone Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. Drive safely!

A            Bright star surveying down below
a             Colorful lights and mistletoe
b             Stand below it,‘care for a kiss’
B            Hail to the Yuletide cheer and more

c             Standing a pine tree green and lean
c             From Wal Mart gramps carried it in
b            Tinsel swaying in a slight breeze
B            Hail to the Yuletide cheer and more

d             Santa sneaks in with the presents          
d             Demands from young hearts more brazen
b             Expensive items are their wish
B            Hail to the Yuletide cheer and more

A             Parents relent expenses soar
B             Merry Christmas Happy New Year

Note: I had no place to link the above Kyrielle which I had written earlier.
I'll make it legit by linking it with a hurriedly done haiku at Real Toads

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  1. Both poems convey very apt thoughts for Christmas day. Your Kyrielle sonnet involved a lot of skill. Well done and thank you for sharing!

  2. Merry Christmas, Hank! "Parents relent expenses soar" cracked me up. So true!

  3. there's a lot going on at your house

  4. merry christmas hank.
    i hope your day is full of love and light.

    oy and hopefully not too expensive...

  5. Interesting: the Kyrielle Sonnet; i have to try that form

    MERRY CHRISTMAS ..........


  6. So much cheer on one page! Merry Christmas!

  7. Merry Christmas as much goes on indeed at your hall with lots of cheer

  8. Both wonderfully well done!

  9. Both are beautiful...such a blessing of Christmas cheer

  10. Such a bright sonnet! Hope you find more light and love! Merry X-mass!

  11. Merry Christmas Hank ~ Cheers ~

  12. you did well with both poems.. Merry Christmas Hank

  13. well done, sir. a good holiday cheer to you ~

  14. Very cool, Hank. Thanks for spelling out the exact form. I'll have to try it. Terrific!

  15. Oh Gee, Hank, you reminded me here that I completely forgot to pick some mistletoe for hanging this year. It grows on trees around, just need to pack my ladder over there.
    I fudged on the haiku, mine is 10-10-10-10 [:)].

  16. parents relent, expenses soar... feeling the pain the day after, over here.
    nicely, Hank! ;) Merry Christmas.

  17. Mistletoe… I love to find a secret place for that each year - My six year old son does not like being caught under it! Merry Christmas, Hank. :)