R is for Rondeau

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Dazzle our lives and cross the bridge

It’s claiming to travel the ridge

Enjoy serotinal flowers

Beauty around us all hours

Focus on walking the footbridge

Such muliebrity that is rich

Everybody commits to which

And they could be our big powers

Dazzle our lives

Don’t push, we’ll get across the bridge

Don’t cut corner and don’t abridge

Soon we’ll reach the top of towers

And we’ll get some sort of powers

The bridge with ivy to its ridge

Dazzle our lives*

(c) ladyleemanila 2022

  • 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: https://flashfictionforthepracticalpractitioner.wordpress.com/2022/04/13/flash-fiction-for-the-purposeful-practitioner-2022-week-16/, https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2021/09/27/wordle-259/, http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/2022/04/atozchallenge-reverie.html, https://www.napowrimo.net/day-twenty-one-7/

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