Friday Fictioneers – Anton and Annette

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In the middle of the woods a palace we forget

Slithery felon banished because he made a threat

That once the princess got pinprick by the spinning wheel

Everyone in the palace sleep a chilling feel

Seasons went then the prince came on his jet

He was fascinated by the sleeping brunette

Distraught by the sight yet kissed her without regret

Princess woke up which was a big deal

In the middle of the woods

String of events and love between them begets

Lid of love opens with Anton and Annette

Made the difference with that kiss to seal

He asked her to marry her which was ideal

She said yes even though they’ve just met

In the middle of the woods*

(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).



  1. Love your story in this form except for lines 9 and 15. Yes, they are demanded but i don’t care for the snag when I get the “spinning wheel” rolling. Well done.

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