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Rondelet

The rondelet is a french form consisting of two rhymes contained in a seven line stanza. Line one is the exact same as the 3rd and 7th lines. The structure is:

line 1 - 4 syllables - A (the same as line 3 and 7)
line 2 - 8 syllables - b
line 3 - 4 syllables - A
line 4 - 8 syllables - a
line 5 - 8 syllables - b
line 6 - 8 syllables - b
line 7 - 4 syllables - A
 
line 1 - 4 syllables - A (the same as line 3 and 7)                        
line 2 - 8 syllables - b
line 3 - 4 syllables - A
line 4 - 8 syllables - a
line 5 - 8 syllables - b
line 6 - 8 syllables - b
line 7 - 4 syllables - A 
 
Kaleidoscope 
(Double Rondelet)

Birth of a day,
Happiness of new born around,
Birth of a day.
Sprinkling colours you have your way,
Each morning as I watch spell bound ,
Cannot measure the treasure found,
Birth of a day!

It’s a new day,
Darkness quietly exiting,
It’s a new day.
Colours galore, you have your say.
Gentle breeze softly caressing,
Pleasant memories surfacing,
It’s a new day!

Hema Ravi

19-Sep-2011

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