IN-FORM POET WEDNESDAY – RONDELET

The Rondelet is a French poetry form meaning “round.” It is one seven-line stanza with a 3-peat refrain, using only two rhymes. Each line has 8 syllables, and each refrain has 4 syllables with a pattern of 4/8/4/8/8/8/4. The refrain lines may be varied with punctuation use, but must use the exact same words. The rhyme scheme (with refrain) is A/b/A/a/b/b/A.

MARIE ELENA’S EXAMPLE:

STANDARD DEVIATION

I spoiled the curve.
Exactly like wrecking a bell,
I spoiled the curve.
Sneaking a sweet or hors d’oeuvre,
Expanding either side (oh swell)
Building fat cell after fat cell,
I spoiled the curve.

© Copyright – Marie Elena Good – 2012

WALT’S ATTEMPT:

THE JOY OF LIFE

The joy of life
fills our hearts with love and much more.
The joy of life;
the love of my daughters and wife.
Their beauty opens every door
and new adventures are in store.
The joy of life.

© Copyright – Walter J. Wojtanik 2012