My Love Always
my love always
sends my mind to a higher plane
my love always
sends me into a drunken daze
simply by saying the word Spain
it’s more than my joy can contain
My love always
This is Volume Three, of the love 2020 series. Three volumes, three poems, three styles, one story. And none of it planned. Where will it end?
Volume One: To Know Love – How To Write a Shi Rensa Haiku
Volume Two: To Have Love – How To Write a Décima
Volume Three: My Love Always – How To Write a Rondelet—See below.
This is a poetry form of French origin using a syllable pattern, rhyme pattern, and refrains.
Sounds complicated and confusing? Nope.
It’s kind of like combining the Shi Rensa Haiku with the Décima.
How did that coincidentally happen on my blog of all blogs?
Honestly, I have no idea, because it was not intentional.
So how do you write one? I’ll put the quick version here and maybe have a full post later.
And no, this will not be a new poetry challenge.
TIP: Once you got it, stop reading. I will probably confuse you if you read too much. I have a bad happen of going overboard when I first explain a new poetry form, or anything else new.
There are seven lines.
One line appears three times. In lines 1, 3, and 7. Keep that in mind, because those lines need to make sense throughout the poem. It’s easier than you think. These are what are called refrains (repeats).
SYLLABLE PATTERN: 4/8/4/8/8/8/4
Line 1: A—four syllables A rhyme
Line 2: b—eight syllables B rhyme
Line 3: A—repeat of line one A rhyme
Line 4: a—eight syllables a rhyme (small a, but still must rhyme with A.)
Line 5: b—eight syllables B rhyme
Line 6: b—eight syllables B rhyme
Line 7: A—repeat of line one A rhyme
TIP: Of course write line A first, but then go ahead and put it down two more times. space them out. Put a space between lines 1 and 3. Then skip three lines between 3 and 7. Sounds weird, but it helps. You practically have half the poem done with one line.
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