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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.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Today's Prompt is RONDEL

A rondel is a verse form originating in French lyrical poetry, later used in the verse of other languages as well, such as English and Romanian. It is a variation of the rondeau consisting of two quatrains followed by a quintet (13 lines total) or a sestet (14 lines total). The rondel was invented in the 14th century, and is arguably better suited to the French language than to English.
(Not to be confused with Roundel, a similar verse form with repeating refrain.)
The first two lines of the first stanza are refrains, repeating as the last two lines of the second stanza and the third stanza. (Alternately, only the first line is repeated at the end of the final stanza). For instance, if A and B are the refrains, a rondel will have a rhyme scheme of ABba abAB abbaA
The meter is open, but typically has eight syllables.


Like that orange you are peeling
my heart lies gently in your hand
I melt away just as you planned
there's no use in my concealing

Pulling away those old feelings
I'm lost in your every command
Like that orange you are peeling
my heart lies gently in your hand

Upon the ground you are kneeling
With a question I understand
Your love I could never withstand
this feeling is real appealing

Like that orange you are peeling

Tee Hee Hee