Rondeau Revenge!  September 20, 2008 - October 20, 2008

Contest Completed


Rondeau Revenge! Winner - Castle in the Air
Rondeau Revenge! Runner Up - [writing deleted]
Radical Rondeau! - Fair Maiden Rose
Righteous Rondeau! - Beyond the Horizon
Rock Solid Rondeau! - Lady Liberty\'s Obituary.... A Rondeau
Right on Rondeau! - Dreams of Yesterday


Rondeau... Kyrielle's ugly sister... Let's see who can do this beautiful form justice!

A Rondeau is a French form, 15 lines long, consisting of three stanzas: a quintet, a quatrain, and a
sestet with a rhyme scheme as follows: aabba aabR aabbaR. Lines 9 and 15 are short - a
refrain (R) consisting of a phrase taken from line one. The other lines are longer (but all of the
same metrical length).

Springtime Air

Come follow me, I'll lead you where
The days are fine and nights are fair;
Where fields of clover, lush and green,
Will visit you within this scene --
As March inhales the springtime air.

So come with me and we shall share
The freshness springtime can ensnare,
As fields of flowers thus convene.--
Come follow me...

Springtime's approach to which we're heir
Will bring about winter's repair,
Where we shall witness sights serene
And glory in that to be seen.
No other season can compare.
Come follow me...

Copyright � 2004 Dan Tharp


More Ribbons!


J. James Reider
J. James Reider
Eighty Four, PA


7 Contestants
10 Submissions
Created Sep 15, 2008