This is a prompting Blog

My intent here is to write a poem from the prompt I give to you , the reader, in hopes that it will inspire something and get others to write with me.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Today's Prompt is ROUNDEL

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. It makes use of refrains, repeated according to a certain stylized pattern. A roundel consists of nine lines each having the same number of syllables, plus a refrain after the third line and after the last line. The refrain must be identical with the beginning of the first line: it may be a half-line, and rhymes with the second line. 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.

Living in the park, is quite and still.
you can hear the call of a meadow lark
while the sun starts to rise over the hill
Living in the park...
The moon glistens brightly when it gets dark
Golden light shimmering through windowsills
Twinkling, the stars are making thier mark
Living in the mountains gives me a thrill
eachday on my life journey I embark
I never tire, my life is fullfilled...
Living in the park.



  1. I love the education that I am getting on the various forms and styles of poetry.I might not be able to do poetry with any sucess,but you know how I love to learn new things.

  2. Come dance with me; just take my hand and spin
    Forget your worries and just simply be
    I am the end and I will surely win
    Come dance with me.
    There’s no need for the bleakness that you see,
    Leave your troubles now and we will begin
    To dance away from pain with joy and glee
    For I am Death, I have no part in sin
    I am the final hope when the tired flee
    When life cannot be borne just let me in
    Come dance with me.

  3. I’m in a silly mood, don’t look at me and sigh
    So what? Perhaps I want a lighter interlude
    Determined this once to keep my spirits high.
    I’m in a silly mood.
    So go away and take your sour attitude
    With your grumbling, complaining reasons why
    I shouldn’t enjoy things as I might be sued.
    This once I just don’t care just how hard you try
    To spoil this moment, why don’t you go and brood?
    I’m leaving that behind me, I’m going to fly.
    I’m in a silly mood.