INFORM POET – RONDEL SUPREME

Today we approach another French poetic form, the Rondel Supreme. This form has the following guidelines:

  • 14-line poem broken into three stanzas.
  • Stanzas one and two have four lines and the last stanza has six lines.
  • Rhyme scheme: ABba/abAB/abbaAB
  • The (capital letters) refrains repeat as the last lines in the last two stanza.
  • No restrictions on syllables or subjects.

WALT’S EFFORT:

YOU  WILL KNOW

When the cold winds blow, it's sure you will know
that Christmas is well on its way.
The Elfin folks will come out to play
when they're knee deep in snow.

We're getting ready for "the show",
on this snow filled winter's day.
When the cold winds blow, it's sure you will know
that Christmas is well on its way.

Even when the skies are gray
we're happy when the North Winds blow,
for that's the way the reindeer go
with this Santa Claus snug in the sleigh!
When the cold winds blow, it's sure you will know
that Christmas is well on its way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

21 thoughts on “INFORM POET – RONDEL SUPREME

  1. THE TURKEY VULTURE

    This creature is a monstrous bird
    of massive size and naked head
    that feasts upon the newly dead
    as though they were so much bean curd.

    Most undertakers, in a word,
    are itty-bitty bugs; instead,
    this creature is a monstrous bird
    of massive size and naked head

    that otherwise might seem absurd
    but casts a pall of ghoulish dread
    that even spans the infrared
    and deaths that yet have not occurred.
    This creature is a monstrous bird
    of massive size and naked head.

  2. CORONAVIRUS (rondel supreme)

    Insidiously whisper-borne,
    it makes its way from soul to soul
    and renders victims less than whole
    and families abused and torn.

    It is a cliché, old and worn,
    to say that it just plays its role;
    insidiously whisper-borne,
    it makes its way from soul to soul

    and in the process can suborn
    the body to founder on the shoal
    of organs failing to reach the goal
    of functioning from morn to morn.
    Insidiously whisper-borne
    it makes its way from soul to soul.

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  4. The Vote

    Please get out there and vote.
    You can make a difference;
    time to show your presence.
    Help keep this country afloat.

    Make your voice heard–emote.
    Watch closely for interference.
    Please get out there and vote.
    You can make a difference.

    Let us show our moral code
    by practicing tolerance,
    and if lines are long, persistence.
    If you want to strike a note,
    please get out there and vote.
    You can make a difference.

  5. This one was tricky.
    Very tricky.

    Good Things

    Good things come to those who wait
    But for the impatient it’s never soon enough
    God often makes instant gratification tough
    Is patience His lesson for pushing the date?

    We need to realize that God’s never late
    He’s always right there when life gets rough
    For good things come to those who wait
    But for the impatient it’s never soon enough

    Bad things happen when we take the plate
    And swing for the fence without the right stuff
    Our arrogance fails us as God calls our bluff
    And hopefully we learn before it’s too late
    That good things come to those who wait
    But for the impatient it’s never soon enough

  6. Song of Fall

    a passing warm day
    a moment found tender
    kiss of breeze along the way
    this I will always remember

    a sky falling and gray
    a change of weather rendered
    a passing warm day
    a moment found tender

    a dance- trees sway
    October after September
    love a burning ember
    I give my heart away
    a passing warm day
    a moment found tender

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