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Short Roundel Poems. Below are examples of the most popular short Roundel poems by PoetrySoup poets. Search the short Roundel poetry form by poem length and keyword.

economic dilemma --- roundelet
fear overwhelms  hearts with distress.

boom--congress promise the public.

yet their debates often digress
to issues that are rather less 

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Categories: angst, depression, family, loss, political, sad, social,
Form: Roundel

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)...

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Categories: confusion, faith, introspection, political, sad, social, uplifting,
Form: Roundel
Premium Member AN EASTER WORD
I am

      I am

              the source

the source
         of all

yesh u a
         yesh u a

**Jesus the head(source)of all in His church,mariage and family....

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Categories: christian, song,
Form: Roundel
Premium Member Move To The Beat
Move to the beat of the drums,
Let music free your feet
As in the air it hums,
Move to the beat.

Dance right here in the street,
No matter who comes,
No need to be discreet,
Dance till your body numbs,
As its energy depletes,
Until it finally succumbs,
Move to the beat....

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© Beth Evans  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: body, dance, freedom, senses,
Form: Roundel
Premium Member Sip Your Wine
Sip your white wine, cold and dry,
Choicest grapes from the vine,
Processed to liquefy,
Sip your white wine.

Huge clusters intertwine,
Fresh grapes tp supply,
Ripened in sunshine,

Their quality is very high,
The bouquet is divine,
The best anyone can buy,
Sip your white wine....

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© Beth Evans  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: drink, environment, fruit, sunshine,
Form: Roundel

Premium Member Consider The Crow
Consider the crow, that disreputable bird,
Of whom, as we know,
Little good is ever heard,
Consider the crow,

Pretty songsters are preferred
By most people, although
To some it may perhaps have occurred

That this bad bird does show,
Though it may seem absurd,
That its brain is not slow -
Consider the crow....

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© Beth Evans  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: appreciation, bird, image, song,
Form: Roundel
Premium Member To be so rich
To be so rich that we can buy 
whatever we desire to
They'll envy us, who just scrape by
To be so rich...

We'll lust and love, just me and you
What need our souls to edify
With pleasure's bliss, our rendezvous...

Do I detect a faint soft cry
of prayer unread from empty pew
The profligate sure mocks life's why
To be so rich......

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Categories: jealousy, lust, money, prayer,
Form: Roundel
Premium Member Who Am I
Who am I to whine and complain
About things I cannot change,
Nor think ill of those who obtain
Who am I?

I must admit I find it strange
Some do not hesitate to cause pain
To others, I think, in exchange

For personal and political gain.
I find other’s lives I cannot arrange
So think of them having only half a brain.
Who am I?

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Categories: perspective, philosophy,
Form: Roundel
Premium Member A Childhood Memory

We climbed the fence
but I must say
in our defense

it seemed a good idea

but on that day
childhood’s pretense
said “it’s only play”

a dog immense
not trained to stay
reinstated common sense

it had seemed a good idea


Writing Challenge, Feb 2019, Roundel Form – Poetry Contest
Dear Heart - sponsor


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Categories: childhood,
Form: Roundel
God Hung
God Hung in our sky a circle of fire,
And an orb the color of a pearl
For us to admire.

God Hung in our sky
Clouds to add to our colorful world
Which I aspire
To understand how God has each in its own whorl.

It wasn't in its entire
Until God added the stars to the twirl
They added the sparkling attire
To what God Hung in our sky....

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Categories: art, beauty, color, creation, encouraging, inspirational, spiritual,
Form: Roundel
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...

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Categories: adventure,
Form: Roundel
Premium Member A lovely vision
A lovely vision in a bonnet
  Her golden braids a-dangling down
Her rosy cheek with dimple on it
  The fairest maiden I have found
Her slender waist, my hand upon it
  Devoted to her beauty bound
A lovely vision...

If this tiara, she would don it
  The populace would raise a sound
Proclaim her queen of verse and sonnets
A lovely vision...

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Categories: beauty, romantic,
Form: Roundel
Premium Member A Subtle Perfume
A subtle perfume was worn by the gentle
Young miss who had entered the room,
Making all the men feel sentimental,
A subtle perfume

That any potential groom
Might consider transcendental
In the fragrance of its bloom:

This was possibly not accidental
By the sweet young thing, of whom
Treatment had been deferential,
A subtle perfume....

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© Beth Evans  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: girl, men, senses, words,
Form: Roundel
Premium Member Peace Dance
Now we are all gathered here,
Let us do a dance for peace,
With an attitude sincere,
Let us do a dance for peace,

For our hopes must never cease,
No matter how much we may fear
That war is certain to increase,

For all those things we hold dear,
Let our footsteps find release,
To make our worries disappear,
Let us do a dance for peace....

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© Beth Evans  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: dance, hope, peace, war,
Form: Roundel
Premium Member We Were Waiting

We were waiting on the platform,
Our patience disintegrating,
To avoid the thunderstorm,
We were waiting,

The sky had been reverberating
As it threatened to transform
Into chaos devastating,

A dark departure from the norm;
We were sick of hesitating,
But there was no one to inform
We were waiting.

"Strand New 17"
B. Strand...

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© Beth Evans  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: anxiety, dark, sky, weather,
Form: Roundel
Premium Member A Childhood Memory
I sat upon a stair
and saw a little man;
he smiled, but oozed despair.

A sad and lonely guy.

I didn't like to stare.
I waited for my gran,
and hugged my teddy bear.

He said it wasn't fair;
it didn't go to plan...
and then he wasn't there...

A sad and lonely guy.  

A childhood memory, written 13th Feb for Constance's roundel contest...

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© jack horne  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: fantasy,
Form: Roundel
Premium Member Train Whistle
Train whistle blowing, nearing the station,
Smoke billowing into the sky,
Passengers await their destination,
Train whistle blowing.

Soon lights are flashing, billboards passed by,
There's a little irritation,
Tired children start to cry.

Some folk will seek information,
Or newspapers to buy,
Freed from participation,
Train whistle blowing....

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© Beth Evans  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: children, cry, destiny, freedom,
Form: Roundel
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....

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Categories: friendship, patriotic,
Form: Roundel
Mind Games
Let the mind games begin
Turning facts into fallacies, urgh! What a mule
Good deeds? With evil grins
Ousting an honest man, and condemning his sins?
Bright minds unbecoming, using the press as a tool
Deceiving the masses, presuming we are fools
And yet you still go on, thinking you can win
Well then my friend,
Bring it on!
And let the mind games begin...

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Categories: political, pride, today, truth,
Form: Roundel
Premium Member Silent Ambience of Love

Chill shadow fall covering gray 
Spark ember glow in the distance
Field reverberate muffled bray

Soft cool silk silent ambience

Earthward lonesome darken path lay
Veil on penchant earth's fluorescence 
Two romantical waltz their way
Full laughter and lost innocence
Whereas a billion stars astray

Soft cool silk silent ambience


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© Eve Roper  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: imagery, love,
Form: Roundel
Premium Member When The War Ends

If we meet again when the war ends,
I suppose we'll discuss the campaign,
Pretending we'd seen all its trends
If we meet again.

No matter how many have been slain,
We will agree that so much depends
On what we had been  hoping to gain.

Although we will regret losing friends,
Eventually we will maintain
A good man his country defends,
If we meet again....

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© Beth Evans  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: bereavement, death, friend, war,
Form: Roundel
Premium Member Sweet Rhapsody
 Crimson dress in rhythmic sways
 She moves just like a burning flame
 Her swirling moves, a dance ablaze
 Sweet rhapsody

 This rhythmic fire no one can tame
 Kindling the cadence to amaze
 As her dancing ignites acclaim

 The guitar strums ecstatic ways
 To a dance of artistic fame
 Her movements glow as music plays
 Sweet rhapsody


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© Joseph May  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: culture, dance, music,
Form: Roundel
Premium Member Gathering Flowers
Gathering flowers from the garden bed,
Painted daisies and marigolds,
Yawning away like a sleepyhead,
Gathering flowers.

In the morning, after the stars has fled,
Before the sun has grown too old,
Before the children have been fed.

Walking where the flowers are spread,
Closed for sleep, about to unfold,
Carefully knocking away each deadhead,
Gathering flowers....

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© Beth Evans  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: appreciation, flower, morning, stars,
Form: Roundel
Premium Member Chasing Rainbows
Chasing rainbows after rain,
When there is nothing to gain,
Searching for that pot of gold,
Though you know you search in vain.

How often have you been told
That you never will attain
Heaven's riches manifold
Chasing rainbows after rain?

Do you hope to drink champagne
When you reach that far threshold,
How can you this myth sustain,
Chasing rainbows after rain?...

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© Beth Evans  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: celebration, heaven, rain, rainbow,
Form: Roundel
Premium Member Dance To A Lively Tune
Dance to a lively tune, turn and tap your feet,
Dance like you haven't a care,
Dance as though your life is complete,
Dance to a lively tune.

You'e wearing a rose in your shining hair,
That party dress looks a treat,
Just what a pretty girl should wear.

It's lucky for me we chanced to meet,
I was starting to despair,
Now I have you and my life is sweet,
Dance to a lively tune....

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© Beth Evans  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: appreciation, dance, girl, rose,
Form: Roundel