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Deborah Guzzi travels for inspiration: China, Nepal [during the civil war], Japan, Egypt [two weeks before ‘The Arab Spring’], and most recently Peru. First published at the age of sixteen, she writes articles for Massage and Aroma Therapy Magazines. Her poetry has been accepted in the Literary Journals of Western CT. University, Inclement Magazine, Pyrokinections, Jellyfish Whispers, Grey Wolf’s Summer Legends Anthology, The Germ, Wilderness Literary Review, The Anthology Sweet Dreams & Night Terrors, Bitterzoet Magazine, haiku journal, Contemporary Haibun Online, Bella on line, The Autumn Sound, Eskimo Pie, and Ribbons, The Inwood Indiana Review, Five Poetry, Tanka Society of America Journal, and 50 haiku. She has published two illustrated volumes of poetry, The Healing Heart and Heaven and Hell in a Nutshell.

New Contest

Blog Posted:12/5/2012 11:47:00 AM
Hi everyone I had so many good entries to the 6 line contest! We are moving on to seven lines now and I would like it if some of you TRIED the Rodelet...

The significance of the number seven.

Nachmanides (12th century Spain) explains a beautiful kabbalistic concept: Seven is the number of the natural world. There are 7 days in the week, 7 notes on the musical scale and 7 directions (left, right, up, down, forward, back and center). “Seven” -
represented by the 7 days of Sukkot, is the world of nature. would be nice if you did a nature verse BUT no required!

The Rondelet is a French poetry form meaning "round." It is made up of
two rhymes with a seven line stanza. The lines have 8 syllables and the refrain
has 4 syllables with a pattern of 4/8/4/8/8/8/4. The repeated lines may be
varied with punctuation but with the exact same words. The rhyme scheme with a refrain is A/b/A/a/b/b/A. An example follows each line in parentheses.

An example, with pattern:

A Outside the gate, (refrain)
b Away, the notice is sending -
A Outside the gate, (refrain)
a Come clopping hooves in dusty state,
b Long-planned journey thus is ending,
b Here arrives an old befriending,
A Outside the gate. (refrain)

Leaves in the wood
(Ever young, ever old) -
Leaves in the wood,
A haven where a promise stood.
She keeps their colors; silver, gold
The sun and moon here both enfold
Leaves in the wood.


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  1. Date: 12/6/2012 11:38:00 AM
    Guys I am going to try the form TOO LOL we can all experiment togther..ask questions if you need to! THANKS Ruben Seren Francine!

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  1. Date: 12/6/2012 1:49:00 AM
    Im going to try to write something decent for your contest... Rondelet? OKI.

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  1. Date: 12/5/2012 11:26:00 PM
    oooh, this I want to try

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  1. Date: 12/5/2012 10:43:00 PM
    Wow Debbie, will try my best. Seren

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  1. Date: 12/5/2012 7:40:00 PM
    Debbie I wrote a poem dedicated to you that you might like to read. Thanks for comment. Agape, Moses

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  1. Date: 12/5/2012 6:46:00 PM
    Love it and will give it a try--always a challenge--

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  1. Date: 12/5/2012 6:40:00 PM
    I'm sure you'll do something GREAT! Catie-Did

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  1. Date: 12/5/2012 6:28:00 PM
    Well, I enjoyed your last contest, Deb. Congratulations to all your winners. I will try to do something better for this one. hugs, Catie :)

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  1. Date: 12/5/2012 6:18:00 PM
    I'm sure you are up to it Vicky!

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  1. Date: 12/5/2012 2:59:00 PM
    Seven lines, three alike but it has to make sense - sounds challenging.

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  1. Date: 12/5/2012 2:29:00 PM
    I don't believe a word of it David! Hope to see an entry from you.

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  1. Date: 12/5/2012 2:29:00 PM
    Thank you Linda.

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  1. Date: 12/5/2012 2:28:00 PM
    The examples are great..I didn't write them..I just found them on line Tanya..I hope you will give the contest a try.

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  1. Date: 12/5/2012 1:46:00 PM
    good example...pd

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  1. Date: 12/5/2012 12:12:00 PM
    ha.. I was born on the 7th....I still have my head full of rubbish though...

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  1. Date: 12/5/2012 12:01:00 PM
    Interesting. Love those examples

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9/30/2014Forever Blowing BubblesLimerickhumor,
9/28/2014Free FormVerselife,
9/23/2014Eccentric EyesSonnetpain,
9/23/2014Hiding PlacesHaibunabuse,
9/23/2014Daddies GirlFree versechildhood,
9/16/2014Holy is the LambFree versepeople,philosophy,
9/3/2014The Devil Made Me Do ItHaibunanger,feelings,relationsh
9/2/2014Watching the Shadows GrowTrioletnature,
8/26/2014Love Froze the FlameGhazallost love,love,
8/21/2014Mist RiseOttava rimabeauty,
8/19/2014Bewitching PowerRhymemen,power,
8/15/2014Unknown InnocenceSonnetfaith,
8/13/2014Mi CorazonLyricromance,
8/12/2014What Ever Gets You Through the NightVersefaith,
8/10/2014A Different FearVerseabuse,
8/7/2014Prayer for HarvestVersesky,
8/4/2014Black Ships SailTail-rhymeabsence,
7/31/2014The Sky Larked MoonVersemoon,
7/31/2014White Shoulder DreamsFree versemissing you,
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