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.