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Visitors Ask by Bavington , Bette
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Fall from Grace A Roundel

Before the beginning of time when Chaos ruled Hell and Night
Into the depths of this Cosmos, a Paradise, perfectly placed.
Above this darkness, a heaven drawn forth in a burst of light
Before the beginning of time

From the Garden of Eden, henceforth, Adam and Eve were disgraced
Lo!  A fallen angel  changed himself to a serpent in Eve’s sight
Banished, they fled before God to a wilderness, forever displaced.

Forbidden fruit had shown them the difference of wrong from right.
In Pandemonia,  Demons conspired, sin and death be interlaced.
God sacrificed his Son to save them  - from Hell's eternal plight.
Before the beginning of time

Suzanne Delaney

For Suzette Crous
Roundel Competition


Copyright © Suzanne Delaney | Year Posted 2013


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Then A Rainbow Came

 No sunshine came with warm refrain
 No kids came out to laugh and play
 Just gray clouds and the falling rain
 Then a rainbow came

 A lad came out that rainy day
 Filled with wonder he couldn't contain
 Amidst the rain and skies of gray

 An umbrella he did obtain
 Red, with white polka dot array
 He gazed across the misty plain
 Then a rainbow came
            ---
 9/24/17


Copyright © Joseph May | Year Posted 2017


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If I Invite you




If I invite you to come and join me on a merry-go-round,past this sky's blue, will you join me to find that childhood key, if I invite you? Our unicorn dream to touch rainbow's hue again on dragon's back to be carefree on that wingless horse a journey long due our childhood merry-go-round,come join me! Somewhere must be there, the days once we knew beyond this mundane life come and let us see, if I invite you! By -kash poet contest-Carousel in Roundel Sponsor--Nette Onclaud Date--13th August 2013 =================000================== The ROUNDEL is a deritave of rondeau and rondine... It has eleven lines constructed from two quatrains, and a triplet. The rhyme scheme only has two rhymes and a refrain from the first phrase of first line, thus, the second line rhymes with the refrain:.. a. b. a.B . b. a. b . a. b. a. B.. =================000===================
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Copyright © kash poet | Year Posted 2013


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Walking in Sunshine - Carousel in Roundel Contest

Walking in sunshine, along life's highway, 
Smiling with happiness feeling just fine.
Music fills my soul I am loving this day
Walking in sunshine

A carousel awaits me, horses look fine, 
The music making  me dream a lovers play,
Twisting my hair until  my face meets thine,
Riding together, our bodies sway

Happiness prevails in this heart of mine,
Where is the lover my dreams portray,
Walking in sunshine.

Contest: Carousel in Roundel

Penned by Seren Roberts. On 16 August 2013


Copyright © Seren Roberts | Year Posted 2013


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Hop on the Joy Ride

Hop on the joy ride, where no gloom is found. On poles - up and down - bright animals glide And children are smiling round and around. Hop on the joy ride! Choose a good seat! We should sit side by side! How about the zebra, next to the hound? Or would you prefer that horse, so wild-eyed It seems he’ll fly off the merry-go-round! This gay carousel will also provide A tune that recalls our youth's happiest sound. Hop on the joy ride! Written by Andrea Dietrich 7/12/13 for nette onclaude's Carousel in Roundel Poetry Contest


Copyright © Andrea Dietrich | Year Posted 2013


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The Carousel

What do you see, up in the sky?
Metal chair swinging, just you and me
Up among the clouds the world goes by.
What do you see?

We are confined yet I feel free.
Gazing across the city I sigh,
as you place your hand upon my knee.
This must be how it feels to fly!

I am so glad you are here with me.
Take a moment look into my eyes.
What do you see?

First attempt at this form.
By: Richard Lamoureux.
For Nette's Carousel Roundel contest.
Written August 12, 2013

I could not find the Form on Soup, what should I list it under?


Copyright © Richard Lamoureux | Year Posted 2013


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The Spirit of Otter Lake (roundel)

At Otter Lake, whilst welkin starry clear,
A ghostly wail bruits eerily despair,
And eyes appear alit like embers near,
At Otter Lake.

Avaunt, the trappers pray, bedim thy glare;
In sooth, thy mourning grieves a bygone year,
From earthly bourn, ascend to angels care.

Arose a zephyr, thick as bloodied air,
And shrieking withered every soul with fear,
To where a man durst lay his footsteps there,
At Otter Lake.


Copyright © Claire de la Grange | Year Posted 2008


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you should not fear ROUNDELET

You should not fear,

though their brawls are so unyielding.

You should not fear,

though the deadline is very near.

Congress will raise the debt ceiling,

despite your skeptical feeling.

You should not fear.


**Roundelet contest (CORRECTED WITH NEW RULES)


Copyright © Cathy Ncube | Year Posted 2011


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The Tree of Knowledge

The Tree of knowledge (purportedly) of good and evil. 
He had exacted from mankind the reasonable pledge:
Not to ever partake of it and to act in all things civil - 
the Tree of knowledge.

In our own spiraling downfall, from the past we dredge 
a wealth of experience to fashion our reasons on the anvil.
When confronted with the facets of truth, we tend to hedge.

The division between man and woman in superiority, is drivel.  
We are reliant, like the roots and the blades of the sedge.
Good and evil in each of us, are around which all things swivel:
the Tree of Knowledge.

Poetry form: Roundel 
Example of Paradise Lost... See my contest by this name posted on PS.

Please see the About section for details regarding this poetry form.


Copyright © Suzette Richards | Year Posted 2013


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Carousel In Roundel

 I am a knight on charger racing
Armour gleaming ready to fight
Dragon fierce I will be facing
I am a knight

Every turn a brand new sight
Horses follow paths are tracing
Search for riches yellow and bright
Treasure found how so exciting

Carousel ride a dream at night
Till next time I will be pacing
I am a knight

August 4th, 2013
Rick Zablocki

For Nette's Contest


Copyright © Rick Zablocki | Year Posted 2013


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A Car

A car came speeding around the bend
Went right through a tree in to my children's bedroom
I was thankful to God this didn't become anyone's tomb.
My house the car did rend.
I was mad at the drunk driver who said Oops! I
Shouldn't make this a trend.
I was wondering when normal conversation would 
Resume.
A car came speeding around the bend
Went right through a tree in to my children's bedroom.
Now the driver is worried that his license could be 
Suspended. 
I was not about to illume
Or remove the gloom.
I was getting furious with his babbling especially
When he said Can we hurry this up I have a party to
Attend.
A car came speeding around the bend
Went right through a tree in to my children's bedroom.




Copyright © Bette Bavington | Year Posted 2017


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The Roundel

                                        
                                          The Roundel

                               From the top of the staircase
                               the sun shines through
                               an oval stained-glass window,
                               spreading slow, blush-rose
                               over footworn, blue-veined Carrara.
                               Set high in the wall a white star
                               against a blood-red sea
                               and through the red panes,
                               and rippling as though dipped
                               in blood itself,
                               a glimpse of church tower
                               shimmering with the sound
                               of drowning bells:
                               Malta in a roundel.


                                            Margaret Clerici
                                            from "Glass: Glimpses of Malta"


Copyright © Margaret Clerici | Year Posted 2009


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Carousel in roundel

Carousel inn on highest peak,
Round and round they quickly spin,
Beacon invites as we speak,
Carousel inn.

Tent for a carousal din, 
Memories lost they seek,
Floating feets under Natures basin,
Festive aura sound and reek. 

Flying with the spinning wind,
Emotions fast and thick,
Carousel inn.

by Danesh Morgan
on 3th August 2013


Copyright © Danesh Morgan | Year Posted 2013


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Shaping Life - in Five Words

 
Doesn't it seem- life is pre-destined -
 a perfect roundel 
unfolding as it should.
We - who shape our destinies 
build them in tiny increments 
We note infinity as a buffer zone 
between us and death.
If life has a shape -it is where we are
It can be a bustling city, 
crammed with people, pollution and sirens.
It can be a fresh, uncluttered ocean shore, 
or a forest, benevolent with butterflies.

For Timothy's Five Words Contest
Infiniti, roundel. Forest, shape, butterflies.


Copyright © Suzanne Delaney | Year Posted 2016


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A Roundel - United

It is a great joy to be united
Hearts held together without division
Full of grace and unlimited power
It is a great joy.

The reign of happiness void of tension 
The sight of great minds greatly excited
Ready to obey in all submission.

Winning victories clean and unscathed
A mighty formidable men of valor
Laying off enemies' ground sighted
It is a great joy.


Copyright © GOODNESS LANRE | Year Posted 2013


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Wedding and Marriage

This form Roundel is not included in the forms of poetry on PS. So I have to placeunder the category of Rondeau.
(A roundel (not to be confused with the rondel) is a form of verse used in English language poetry devised by Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837-1909). It is a variation of the French rondeau form.) 

Wedding an event of a married life That is a fusion of a woman and gent It declares them husband and wife Wedding an event. Some may enjoy as flamboyant event But end in unhappy marriage strife Know how they are different in content. Wedding is a one-day event in life But marriage is until death do us part Wedding some hours affair, marriage for life. Wedding an event.
+++ October 29, 2014 Form: Roundel It has three stanzas and its rhyme scheme is as follows: A B A R ; B A B ; A B A R ; where R is the refrain.


Copyright © Dr.Ram Mehta | Year Posted 2011


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The Dreams

In dreams of the dark night, I hear my heart swiftly beating
But in the light of day my dreams which become to me more bright
And in time's  passing, my dreams become goals that need completing.
In dreams of the dark night_
My heart racing_weeping_unfinished dreams have reached their height
In my deep sweet dreams at night; how I long for just one meeting
But in the day the truth arrays, and night's dreams take their flight
Oh! What a dream, poetic dream, my love someday meeting.
All we now have is our secret night time_sweet dream's delight.
In dreams our hearts come together and ignite with greetings_
In dreams of the dark night  

Inspired by : Suzette Crous
Contest: Roundel
      And
By : Russell Sivey
Contest: Dream
      And 
A Dream 
Written by : Edgar Allen Poe
Written: Saturday, May 04, 2013

Form: Roundel which is not listed


Copyright © Sara Kendrick | Year Posted 2013


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economic dilemma --- roundelet

economic
fear overwhelms  hearts with distress.

economic
boom--congress promise the public.

yet their debates often digress
to issues that are rather less 
economic.


Copyright © Cathy Ncube | Year Posted 2011


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Ghostly Figures Roundel

the ghostly figures plea is to attend  
the mantel of life, to be and to see
if they are forgiven, needing a friend,
the ghostly figures plea.

heavy hearted, weary to be set free.
moonlight filters many shapes to amend, 
listening to Satan, not meant to be.

these figures once had a garden to tend, 
ignoring the warning ate of the tree,
now evicted, their souls can not prehend 
the ghostly figures plea.


Copyright © Seren Roberts | Year Posted 2013


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Adam: All our Innocence Gone

For Suzette’s Roundel contest based on Milton's 'Paradise Lost'  

As I watch you depart from my life
And your tempter is leading you on,
It appears you forget you’re my wife,
All our innocence gone.

I could try to repair what is wrong,
But the serpent is twisting the knife
As you dance to the tune of its song.

I am begging you, ‘Please end this strife,’
But the apple’s appeal is so strong,
And the sin of the world will be rife:
All our innocence gone.




Copyright © jack horne | Year Posted 2013


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The Fault Line

Lying is just a game like dice roll.
Never dealing with personal shame,
fingers crossed, the issues I control;
lying is just a game.

Always looking for who I could blame.
Partial truths were a see-through blindfold;
my world split wide open all the same.

Choking myself in a stranglehold,
I lost my mind, disgraced my good name
and paid the price for being so bold -
lying was just a game.


roundel, written November 23, 2016





Copyright © Reason A. Poteet | Year Posted 2016


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Light In Her Eyes


This will come to you as no surprise Wine is always bitter to the taste Your warmth is felt before the sunrise I am your wine you turned into water Everything I was had been displaced Cause of the vibrant glow in your eyes All feelings of loneliness erased Your the strength of my soul that supplies My love for you will not be misplaced Images that I romanticize I am your wine you turned into water


Copyright © Steven Henderson | Year Posted 2017


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Carousel in Roundel

SITTING BESIDE ME on the seat 
swimming in the air
At the neon light wonders 
beaming
I am glad you know that this is 
my flair
SITTING BESIDE ME.

Oh! This moment the whisper of 
love humming
Arm in arm we make a unique 
pair
Your quiet love still my life once 
stormy.

In your love I am not ashamed 
to be bare!
As we go round, merrying I am 
dreaming
That my joy is bright and clear
SITTING BESIDE ME.

Goodness Lanre
Carousel in Roundel
10/08/2013


Copyright © GOODNESS LANRE | Year Posted 2013


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You can do it


Dreams shining like gold from above
Inner strength, will bring them to you
Strive with hope, compassion and love
           You can do it!

Face the heights, one step onward two
Protect yourself with your own glove
Accept the valleys far and few

Hold the messages like a dove
Trust your instincts, they are most true
Know, this is what life is made of
            You can do it!

Heidi Sands

9/25/17


Copyright © Heidi Sands | Year Posted 2017


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Writing Selection

Poetry written with refrains.
Word rhymes may make you go mad.
Lyrical stanzas show beauty.
Quatrains by the duel conception,

Rondeau and roundel combination,
Be true to the form in duty.
Poetry written with refrains
Word rhymes may make you go mad.

Remember its correct direction,
Creating lines not so fruity,
You might make a little booty.
Writing a specific selection,
Poetry written with refrains.


Copyright © cecil hickman | Year Posted 2010