Hard to forget the year that was

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “A Pan for Christmas” by Gillena Cox: parade, tabanca, gatherings, steelpan, music, grocery, safe, teacher, angel, top, ambition, forget

Hard to forget the year that was

Pandemic came and gatherings pause

Not safe to go to grocery without a mask

No parade, no time to revel and bask

With music health workers we applause

Music with steelpan or do tiktok just because

Nowhere to go, hardly used our cars

Ambition halt, just in the house with task

Hard to forget

On top of it a lot of social media faux pas

Not sure of the meaning and the cause

Angel of death and a wooden cask

A painful tabanca with my face mask

Shop online on that year that was

Hard to forget*

(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://reinventionsreena.wordpress.com/2022/12/08/reenas-xploration-challenge-260/, http://sundayswhirligig.blogspot.com/2022/12/whirligig-400.html

3 responses

  1. Reena Saxena

    Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:
    Hard to forget …..by Lady Lee

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  2. Reena Saxena

    Rondeau is an interesting format – gives a lot of scope for expression in its variety of stanzas.

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    1. ladyleemanila

      that’s true 🙂 thanks, Reena 🙂

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