Rhythmic Beats: A Rondelet

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Rhythmic Beats: A Rondelet
©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer

We’ll beat as one.
If love cease to exist again,
we’ll beat as one.
If your legs are too old to run,
if your lips’ sweetness can’t remain,
if your mind forgets to be sane,
we’ll beat as one.

Photo credit: Tamara Menzi


In response to Blogging from A to Z ChallengeR is for Rondelet

Rondelet

The Rondelet is a relatively short poem using the entire opening line as its refrain. It is French in origin, another member of the 13th century Rondeau Family of Forms which is defined by its use of the rentrement.

The Rondelet is:

  • a heptastich, a poem in 7 lines.
  • in French syllabic. Syllable count per line are 4-8-4-8-8-8-4 In English tends to be iambic in pattern.
  • composed with a rentrement, in the Rondelet the entire L1 is repeated as refrain in L3 and L7.
  • rhymed. Rhyme scheme interlocks between the refrain AbAabbA.

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36 thoughts on “Rhythmic Beats: A Rondelet

  1. Everyone is right who sees this work of yours as sweet. It is. It also has a bit of a kick. The fifth and sixth lines, especially, remind us that age even in love doesn’t necessarily go smoothly. I like the crafty references to reality.

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    1. “The fifth and sixth lines, especially, remind us that age even in love doesn’t necessarily go smoothly. I like the crafty references to reality.”

      These words sound so sweet in my ears, Christopher. Thank you very much! ❤

      Like

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