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A rondeau is a form of French poetry with 15 lines written on two rhymes, but there is more to a rondeau. What is rondeau in poetry (complete definition)?
inspiration, introspection, philosophy, space,
Enlightenment eludes the mind.
Some search within but never find
reality’s enlightened face
adrift in voids of inner space
that leave the touch of truth behind.
Self-titled sages are inclined
while blind themselves to lead the blind
a merry chase that claims...Read More
rondeau, appreciation, books, child, girl,
Form: Rondeau Redouble
There once was a child who was very shy,
She hid from newcomers under her bed,
She was a nervous girl, inclined to cry,
She took to heart almost all that was said.
At school she was rather a...Read More
The Play Has Ended
allusion, culture, image, music,
The curtain comes down, the play has ended,
The last soliloquy has been rendered,
There will not be any calls for an encore,
It has, after all, been rather a bore,
Whatever the playwright may have intended.
Some of the...Read More
The Witches Have Gone
allusion, death, fantasy, halloween,
The witches have gone, back into the gloom,
At the last having fun bewitching a tomb,
They have had their way for another year,
Poisoning the atmosphere,
Like a nasty vapour sprayed round a room.
Yes, each of them has...Read More
age, anxiety, health, house,
Ambedo: I see the linoleum on the floor,
Its intricate pattern of woodgrain,
And, looking closer, traces of stain,
I see it as I never have before,
Signs of ageing I cannot ignore,
Each blemish is impressed on my brain...Read More
appreciation, for her, love,
Soft toys of various sizes
May be offered as fairground prizes,
Awarded for an accurate throw -
"Take your pick, Sir, from the top row,"
So the stand attendant advises..
The keen competitor scrutinises
What the latest challenge comprises,
Ready as ever...Read More
appreciation, horror, night, october,
Curses guaranteed malicious,
Nastiest you've ever seen,
Bargain price for Halloween,
Come on if you're superstitious,
Take your pick of these pernicious,
Shockingly and mockingly mean
Spells capacious and capricious,
Brought straight from a scene
Unkempt, ungodly and unclean,
Dare to scare with these...Read More
anxiety, children, dog, mother,
Dread pervades the moonlit night,
As goblins shriek in garbled speech,
And to each other witches screech;
Somewhere a pair of mongrels fight,
As imps applaud the gruesome sight,
And higher the howls of hatred reach -
And what of the...Read More
creation, death, humanity, life,
Of starry stuff our lives were made
when supernova cloud cascade
in stellar burst of gases shed
with elements from which we’re bred
evolved to human escapade;
yet nature’s laws must be obeyed
so all that flourishes shall fade
for never-ending cosmic...Read More
A Different Angle
analogy, city, conflict, confusion,
A different angle
On the puzzling Bermuda Triangle
Might involve the astral gods,
Who by timing are at odds,
Thus causing the ships to tangle.
The trinkets on Bermuda's bangle*
May have planets that all jangle
Every time a transit nods,
A different...Read More
rondeau, allusion, childhood, growth, i
Form: Rondeau Redouble
I have always been perfectly content
To spend a great deal of time on my own,
While everything about me is silent,
It never bothers me to be alone.
Since my childhood i have always been prone
To be someone...Read More
adventure, dream, money, travel,
I dreamed I found a treasure chest,
Emblazoned with a silver crest,
In which riches overflowed,
As gold glittered and pearls glowed,
Treasure trove of the very best.
I had gone, at the king's request,
To search for treasure way out...Read More
dance, emotions, image, moon,
Firelight flickering under the moon,
Musicians playing a rollicking tune,
Laughter and dancing,
Around the fire wine bottles are strewn.
Some black-bearded fellow starts softly to croon,
Begging some lady to grant him a boon,
And all the time at...Read More
Muldune the Forest Chanter
Forest chanting is daily heard,
Our wild woman spreads her word.
Some may be startled by her tune.
Creatures call her their great Muldune.
Forest knows she is not absurd.
Muldune raised in wondrous forest way,
Lavishes goodness joy throughout her...Read More
cry, feelings, love,
Love, so it is said, makes the world go round,
But I suggest it is time to query
That long held and convenient theory.
For far too frequently it has been found,
And should by this time have ceased...Read More
Specific Types of Rondeau Poems
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food, sports, time
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