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Rhoda's Twin Moons Birthday (Kyrielle Sonnet)

Two moons shine in the morning sky Join each other as time goes by Providing light to guide the night Like Rhoda’s birthday shining bright From a place so nice it’s named twice Like birthday cake with blending spice The Big Apple has sparkling lights Like Rhoda’s birthday shining bright Happy birthday to you Rhoda Drink lemonade and not soda Celebrate your day as you write Like Rhoda’s birthday shining bright Two moons shine in the morning sky Like Rhoda’s birthday shining bright © Joseph, 8/20/2007 © All Rights Reserved This is for our New York Poetess, Rhoda. The Kyrielle Sonnet is a French form from the Middle Ages. It has 14 lines (three rhyming quatrains and a non-rhyming couplet). It has a repeating line or phrase as a refrain in the last line of each stanza. Each line within the Kyrielle Sonnet has eight syllables. There are times when a French poem links back to the poem’s beginning; therefore, a common practice is to combine the first line of the first quatrain and the refrain in each quatrain as the ending couplet for the poem.

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