Thursday, April 28, 2011

A Rondel for a Rough Day


Rondel
A French form consisting of 13 lines: two quatrains and a quintet, rhyming as follows:
ABba abAB abbaA. The capital letters are the refrains, or repeats.  

I'm so saddened when I realize
I cannot be what he needs;
His furious body pleads
"See past my angry eyes!"

His rage is his disguise,
My torn heart simply bleeds;
I'm so saddened when I realize
I cannot be what he needs.

His vengeful way belies
A gentler soul amid the weeds;
A soul that on love feeds
Yet with wrath as his guise;
I'm so saddened when I realize.

Some days are just difficult all around.

2 comments:

  1. Some days are. You said it eloquently.

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  2. Nice job--I love the line, "His vengeful way belies
    A gentler soul amid the weeds" A reminder that underneath the anger nad hurt lies a child...

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