Poetic Constellations



2017 Poetry Form Challenge

#19 Rondelet

This is a lovely French form that uses a refrain and two rhymes. The first, third and last line are four syllables or two feet, and the four lines remaining are eight syllables or four feet.
This gives a rhyme scheme of; A. b. A. a. b. b. A

In Time

I meet my love
When fate decrees to be sublime
I meet my love
Knowing that in the stars above
We meet and share and you are mine
Somewhere in the deep mists of time
I meet my love

Ryter Roethicle


Rondelet Challenge Replies

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Terry Clitheroe

Dancing Blossoms
End of Winter
Heavenly Tears
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Nights Orchestra
Perfume of Love
Tasting Your Wine
Zero Rain

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Liz Rule

Breath of the Trees
Faded Photo

Leny and Terry

Knife and Fork
I use my hands

Peggy and Terry

Dance Of Love
Dancing with the T

Maryse, Peggy and Terry

And Angels Laugh
The Angels Cry
More Angels Cry



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Terry Clitheroe

Dancing Blossoms

Dancing blossoms
And falling blooms cover the road
Dancing blossoms
Sights of early spring are awesome
The trees outside my house explode
In every colour nature bestowed
Dancing blossoms.

Static blossoms
From falling blooms cover my car
Static blossoms
As well as bird poo and tree gum
One day I'll learn not to park my car
Where trees, and birds, and blossoms are
Static blossoms.



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End of Winter

The end of winter
All life renews and starts again
It's the end of winter
No time to rest, no aches to mend
New life begins the old is slain
And all that's new begins to reign.
The end of winter

The end of winter
Listen to the birds as they sing
The end of winter
Courtship songs we hear them send
Modern song requires higher pitch
Not so attractive to the birds bitch
The end of winter



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Heavenly Tears

Heavenly tears
Fall to the Earth as single drops
Heavenly Tears
Too few in these recent years
Only some will hit, then it stops
Sky ships drift away with no stops
Heavenly tears.



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Nights Orchestra

Nights orchestra
Melodies of lovers sighing
Nights orchestra
Winds beating nocturnal mantra
As loving deeds send them flying
Carrying on as night is dying
Nights orchestra.



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Perfume of love

Perfume of love
Casually cast on moonlight nights.
Perfume of love
Thoughtful gift of the Gods above.
Caused by love on fancied flights
On reaching such orgasmic heights
Perfume of love.



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Tasting your wine

Tasting your wine
I've become addicted to you
Tasting your wine
Supping juice from your Heavenly vine
And the haze of love will be my view
Each time finding pleasures anew
Tasting your wine.



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Zero Rain

Winter is gone
And we are left with a promise.
Winter is gone
As sure as night is gone with dawn
But in leaving was most remiss
Taking away rain that we miss
Winter is gone

Winter is gone
And with it warmer nights and days
Winter is gone
And with it too, my lush green lawn
With warnings of the bush ablaze,
Smoky mornings, and stinking haze
Winter is gone

Winter is gone
And with it, shorter showers
Winter is gone
With garden soil as hard as stone
My rhubarb's gone and my flowers
Pray please for September showers
Winter is gone



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Leny and Terry

Knife and Fork

With knife and fork
I carve you up in little squares
With knife and fork
In loving ways pretend to work
Act in answer to my prayers
Now I know that my lover cares
With knife and fork.

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I use my hands

I use my hands;
to taste and love what I adore,
I use my hands.
My nose is thrilled and I can spend
enraptured hours to explore
the bits that make my senses soar.
I use my hands.

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Peggy and Terry

Dance Of Love

The dance of love
I cannot keep my body still
The dance of love
That rhythm that I can't remove
In every way my senses fill
I'm loving every moments thrill
The dance of love

Dancing with the T

Dancing with the T
Flowing and gliding back and forth
Dancing with the T
On the Love Boat gone out to sea
Hanging on when he swings south-north
Dancing close wanting more henceforth
Dancing with the T

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Maryse, Peggy, and Terry

And Angels Laugh

And Angels laugh
At the same time flicking their ash.
And Angels laugh
Palms raised by Heavenly staff
As humans do all that is rash
Think that the only God is cash
And Angels laugh.

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The Angels Cry

The angels cry
When men persist in waging war.
The angels cry
When they see helpless people die;
And when we carelessly ignore
The rudiments of Nature's Law,
The angels cry.

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More Angels Cry

More Angels Cry
Each day out of fear of sons soul
More angels cry
with worry, can't answer the why
Many prays, many candles glow
Till Mother hears his sweet hello
More angels cry.

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