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Jeff Kyser is a retired software developer who lives with his wife Frances right ‘round the bend in rural Lacey’s Spring, Alabama. A late comer to the world of poetry, he has been writing contemplative and whimsical pieces on family, on redemption, and on faith for the last several years. His eight grandchildren are the source for much of his inspiration, fueling a desire to spur their imagination and to share his life’s journey with them.

Rousing Rondine Update II

Blog Posted:11/6/2022 2:12:00 AM

I've done the first read of the poems submitted so far - great to see so many trying this form! If you got the basic form, I've marked the poem as 'read' and moved to round 2. There are a couple (2) of poems where the refrain lines (7, 12) have used the entire first line rather than just a part of it. 

There are 1 or 2 where the rhyme pattern does not match the form. I'm not being a stickler for near-rhyme versus true rhyme in terms of whether the poem makes it to round 2, but I am being persnickety about matching the form (Ra)bbaabR abbaR. If your near rhyme for one of your B rhymes is a true rhyme for your A rhyme (or the reverse), then it kinda looks like you missed the pattern. 

We still have room for some more entries, and like I said, if you check and your poem is unread and you want to update it, that's fine too. Honestly, I don't remember what happens if you update after I've read and moved to the next round. I think when I've updated a poem in a contest after it has been read, I've removed my entry and re-added it to make sure it showed up as unread, but there's probably a better way. 

Y'all are a delightful community to be a part of, and I appreciate being given the opportunity to read your poems in what I think is a nifty little form.

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Date: 11/12/2022 1:23:00 AM
Thanks, Jeff I had the second stanza rhyme sequence incorrect; I have updated the poem.
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Date: 11/6/2022 11:43:00 AM
Jeff, that's very nice that you give an update so people can correct their poems. I believe that if a poet makes changes in a poem it is best to remove it and re-enter the contest to make sure it is read again.
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Date: 11/6/2022 8:45:00 AM
Thank you, Jeff, for being given the opportunity to make some changes before the final judging. I see what you mean "If your near rhyme for one of your B rhymes is a true rhyme for your A rhyme (or the reverse), then it kinda looks like you missed the pattern." Enjoy the judging process!
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