KYRIELLE TITLED NOT TODAY

Not Today

I try to write about a cause
but my verses stumble out false
little girls are raped every day
how can I talk of hope today?

it is a permanent eclipse
I look for the apocalypse
but the sun still rises each day
How can I talk of hope today?

sunk in this quicksand of despair
with only questions no answers
who sins? what of karma? who pays?
how can I talk of hope today?

I did not wish to have a girl
bring her into this deviled world
humanity died yesterday
How can I talk of hope today?

©Namratha Varadharajan


POETRY FORM: KYRIELLE

Kyrielle is a poetry form I learnt from YeahWrite but this is the first time I tried it out. Here is my short version. Nate here has a wonderful in-depth easy-to-understand tutorial if you are interested.

A Kyrielle has FOUR Quatrains(4 lines). In each Quatrain, the last line is a refrain. A refrain is a line that is repeated. Each line has 8 syllables. The rhyming scheme follows one of two possible patterns 1) aabB ccbB; 2) abaB cbcB.

Phew! That sounds like a lot of rules. And it is! My muse was preoccupied today and refused to say much, but using this poetry form surprisingly helped me write. Maybe because the refrain ‘How can I talk  of hope today?’ had already been playing in my mind.


INSPIRATION/CAUSE FOR THE DAY: RAPES OF LITTLE CHILDREN AND WOMEN EVERY SECOND OF THE DAY THAT DRAINS US OF ALL HOPE AND THE PROSPECT OF BELIEVING IN HUMANITY.

I did not want to write about this. Because every minute of the day, a woman(or girl) is getting raped somewhere. I don’t know if shouting ourselves hoarse is going to make a difference. Also, with my current darkened worldview, I did not want to pull down all the people who are talking about rallying, marches, speeches and hope. But I found myself starting on different ideas and unable to proceed. In the end, I went along with writing down my current mindset.


For each letter this April, I shall be presenting a poem inspired by ‘something’ that is making our world a little bit kinder, a little bit greener. The ‘something’ is a mix of people, movements, thoughts, or organizations who are having a positive influence on the world around us. But, this one post deviates from my original idea of the theme! Read all the other posts in ‘Poetry For A Cause’ series by linking the button below.

“CHANGE BEGINS WITH AWARENESS”

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