2019 Poetry Form Challenge

08 Rondel




Another beautiful but neglected poetry form having lost its popularity to others in the passage of fashions. Basically its a 13 line poem which forms around two rhymes. There is a refrain, which is set up by the first two lines of the first stanza.

The rhyme pattern is A. B. a. b.. a. b. a. b. .. for the two Quatrains then
a. b. b. A. . or a. b. a. b. B.

The Rondel

With just thirteen lines and two rhymes.
The first two lines -- the first stanza --
Form a refrain and the central rhymes.
(Hint: simple like Tony Danza!)

A few choice words of better times
Beauty, love, the fruits of Kwanzaa
With just thirteen lines and two rhymes.
The first two lines, the first stanza,

Form the refrain the poem's Chimes;
BUT! Quintain reigns the last stanza
Like Juan Bautista de Anza,
So you extract its basic primes
With just thirteen lines and two rhymes.

Rev. Armitage Shankz (ver 36.0.17)

Rondel Challenge

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Terry Clitheroe

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Follow Me
Gentle Dawn
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Kinaestesia
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Question
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Follow Me

Follow me to a place of dreams
Of life and love and silver thought
There is no need of fancy schemes
Love is all and so easily bought.

Being in love is like eating icecreams
Other will say it's more like torte.
Follow me to a place of dreams
Of life and love and silver thought

Open up to love, let's see you gleam
It will be my pleasure, you to court
Believe with love it's easy to disport
Feel again, and see some lovely scenes
Follow me to a place of dreams.



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Gentle Dawn

See how gently comes the morn,
As the sun kisses the eastern hills
And shows the new day is born
Then soon into the valley spills.

See golden rays the peaks adorn
Warming away night times chills
See how gently comes the morn,
As the sun kisses the eastern hills.

As soft spoke winds are newly born
Each golden ray springs forth thrills,
Birds awake and send out their trills.
Life's commenced at first lights horn
See how gently comes the morn!



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In the Darkness

In the darkness I find my fear
Feeling, hearing every sound
Lying here powerless to fight
Totally aware of the dark

Then I feel the first sharp bite
The sensation the acid burns
In the darkness I find my fear
Feeling, hearing every sound

I feel them everywhere now
Penetrated a million times
Voracious appetites I feed
My body now a piece of meat
In the darkness I find my fear.



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Kinaestesia

See how rivers dance as starlight twinkles
And clouds like dreams fly across the sky
Eve's wind gently waves the ranunculales
Almost as if wishing the dying day goodbye.

Birds go silent heads under wings, slumbers
The rats wildly rampage whilst the bats fly
See how rivers dance as starlight twinkles
And clouds like dreams fly across the sky

Mother moon arises and her light sprinkles
Blessings and lover stop and stare and sigh
Seeing the moon and stars smiling so happily
Ruling the heavens blessing hill and dales
See how rivers dance as starlight twinkles.



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Question

And how must we greet the morn
I came to you because of dreams
Will my dreams now fit the dawn,
Are you part of my fates schemes?

Or just that our lives have drawn
Two boats met on life's ocean themes
And how must we greet the morn
I came to you because of dreams.

Sharing our load together each dawn
You now walk with me we're a team
Knowing our live's together it seems
Together Love can ne'er be overdrawn
And how we must greet the morn.



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