Simple Pleasures

In response to a recent prompt at a poetry class, I struggled with a Kyrielle, a form that I’ve not come across before. Here’s my attempt, in draft form. I couldn’t get any inspiration, then hit on the idea of using a few favourite things..

Simple pleasures (Kyrielle)

Summer afternoon in the sun,
having a rest, my work is done
marvel at shapes, colours, much to see
simple pleasures the best for me.

A beach in the evening quiet
no crowds, distractions to excite
just the endless rhythm of sea
simple pleasures the best for me.

The open road, an old sports car
savour the ride, however far
foot to the pedal, feeling free
simple pleasures the best for me.

I am posting this for Open Link night over at d’Verse Poets.



  1. the beach and the open road are both on my list of simple pleasures as well….there was another of this form for OLN this week…i will have to give it a try soon…

  2. simple pleasure are the best indeed…ahhh…nice…a beach, a ride along the coast..nice..

  3. I’ve always found that it’s the simple things which bring us most pleasure too. Lovely. 🙂

  4. I think you did a wonderful job! A beach in the evening is one of my favourite things; I live on the coast and sitting in the dunes as the sun goes down is one of the best feelings.

  5. Well done Sue…and your audience loves it!

  6. The endless rhythm of the sea, so true and beautiful. Thanks for taking me there.

    All sounds idyllic.

  7. What beautiful words.
    Happy Sunday to you!

  8. I really like this poem, it’s fab to think about ‘simple pleasures’ and you’ve encapsulated them here Sue ~ thanks for sharing 🙂

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