He loves me, he loves me not

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THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “The Night of the Snowfall” by Mo H. Saidi: snow, sluggish, fail, heart, moths, fireflies, dissolve, dawn, glow, smoke, blades, alight

He loves me, he loves me not

Little by little my heart’s in a knot

Feeling sluggish and sometimes tense

Moths and fireflies glow to my defense

It should be easy, and so I thought

Snow’s falling here on this spot

I fail to see dawn in a long shot

I seem to dissolve whence

He loves me

Smoke came and I forgot

Will he notice me, pain is fraught

We were young and insecure thence

It will be forgotten a year hence

In my mind I had sought

He loves me*

(c) ladyleemanila 2021

Loose & Tight – easy and tense
  • A Rondeau is a French form, 15 lines long, consisting of three stanzas: a quintet, a quatrain, and a sestet with a rhyme scheme as follows: aabba aabR aabbaR. Lines 9 and 15 are short – a refrain (R) consisting of a phrase taken from line one. The other lines are longer (but all of the same metrical length).

For: #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 212 #SYNONYMSONLY – Word Craft ~ Prose & Poetry (wordcraftpoetry.com), Photo Challenge #353 | Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie (wordpress.com), The Whirligig: Whirligig 304 (sundayswhirligig.blogspot.com), February 2021 Writing Prompts – Putting My Feet in the Dirt


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