O Joy!

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A bird I spied up in the oak,
Shadows therein did give him cloak.

Trilling whistles did he engage,

O joy!  Freedom from gilded cage.

I thrilled to watch you through my scope.
Your charming antics brought me hope.

Petulant warble as if onstage,

O joy!  Freedom from gilded cage.

Bib, crown and nape of rufous hue,
With wings of deepest, dusky blue.

Who are you…little spirit sage?

O joy!  Freedom from gilded cage.

I actually taught myself this form some time ago and this is what I came up with.  I’m still taking the “easy” way (rather than meter) and used eight syllables for each line.

Gay Reiser Cannon guides us in the Kyrielle form today over at dVerse Poets for FormForAll:   http://dversepoets.com/2012/12/20/formforall/

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  1. Very apt and quite lovely. I think this is a fine kyrielle expressing the true joy of freedom. Surely his is a song of thanksgiving.

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  2. Androgoth

     /  December 20, 2012

    Your writing never fails to please
    no matter what theme or style my
    great friend :) I do hope that you
    are ready for Christmastime and
    I know for sure that you will be :)

    Have a really enjoyable Christmas
    gayle and of course I wish you and
    all of your family a Happy New Year
    in 2013 :) Be very well Gayle :)

    Andro xxx

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    • What a nice surprise to see you here, Andro. And what a kind compliment you always have for me. I so appreciate that! I’m waiting for a few things to come through the mail. I’m one of those who like to shop online. ;) I was assured I would have my items arrive by Christmas…so they had better hurry up!

      I hope your Christmas is a wonderful one, Andro…and may the New Year bring you and your loved ones much joy, peace, good health and prosperity.

      Love and hugs,
      Gayle

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      • Androgoth

         /  December 20, 2012

        Thank you for your kind thoughts my sweet friend, and don’t worry about the online goods I am sure that they will arrive on time :) I find the experience of online shopping rather exciting and there are some real bargains to be had also that adds to the thrill :)

        Have a deliciously fine Friday Gayle :) :)

        Andro xxx

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        • Most of my orders came yesterday…woohoo! Waiting on one more. I love online shopping. Can sit at home with my laptop (and in my pajamas) and visit so many places…it’s great. Also, many sites were offering free shipping…that’s the only way to go.

          Enjoy your weekend my friend. :)

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  3. little spirit sage….smiles…on the surface a beautiful capture of the bird free…but then again a nice symbol as well…watch out those gilded cages….smiles….freedom is a beautiful thing when fully realized…

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  4. I like the refraining lines, so uplifting to read ~

    Your last stanza sparkles ~ Have a Happy Holiday ~

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    • I thought so too, Grace. Thanks so much for all your visits and kind comments through the past year..I truly appreciate your support. Happy Holidays, peace and good will to you and your loved ones, Grace.

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  5. This is really delightful to read, Gayle. I especially love “little spirit sage”. Intriguing form, and you mastered it so well.

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    • Thank you, Sherry…a lovely form and not so difficult. I like that part too…they are little spirit sages.

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      • Yes “little spirit sage” was ingenious, and I think the lack of regular meter actually enhanced the poem (as it freed it from its cage) :)

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        • Well, that’s encouraging to hear…that the lack of meter actually enhanced my poem. Thanks, Wordcoaster! I suffer from a great fear of those different poetic meters…I just can’t seem to wrap my brain around them. I am committed to tackling them though…some day.

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  6. Wonderful last stanza, beautiful write.

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  7. It read beautifully.
    It was playful, silly and gorgeous all at once. Very nice. Thank you.

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  8. This is delightful, Gayle…. I can feel your joy as you watch the joyful little bird.

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  9. smiles…let the little bird fly..good to escape from those gilded cages… a beautiful use of the form bodi

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  10. The first stanza jarred on me – it’s the word order in the middle two lines that I don’t like. After that, things improved a lot and the final stanza is delightful

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  11. Love this one. Brings to mind the poet released through writing. Perfectly done!

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  12. This is just delightful!

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  13. as beautiful as freedom

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  14. What a wonderful feeling to be free! Beautiful poem.

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  15. Beautiful writing Gayle! One often times never treasure the freedom one gets. When related to the gilded cage it becomes apparent how freedom should be treasured. Nicely!

    Hank

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  16. I think this is a masterful offering! I can picture him…lovely.

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  17. Even within form, such freedom in your lyrically chosen words!

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    • Well, I like that idea…that even within the “confines” of the form, freedom came through. Thanks for the kind comment, Diane.

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  18. This is fab!!!!

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  19. This is Fabulous Piece of Work from you
    Plus, I’m Back .. With my Latest Piece of Work .. Happy Holidays !!
    http://ashbeezone.wordpress.com/2012/12/23/is-it-the-end-of-the-beginning/

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    • Happy Holidays, Ashish..nice to see you here! Where in the world have you been? I’m coming right over to check out your latest…

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  20. Made me smile. I love the idea of “little spirit sage.”

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