Sweet reparation (friendship and love)

Sweet reparation (friendship and love)

A Poem by Richard
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Traditional Ballade (one I thought deserves a second look)

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       Ballade       

(dancing song)

One of its most famous practitioners was the French poet, François Villon (1431-1463).

There are numerous variations to the Ballade.

Some ballades have five stanzas, and a Ballade Supreme has ten 10-line stanzas and

 a 5-line envoi, each with 10-syllable lines, etc; but the most recognized

and composed-in of the various styles, is the Traditional Ballade.


The “Traditional Ballade” form:

This form is composed of three 8-line stanzas and a 4-line envoi.

Each line is 8-syllables long, with a set rhyme scheme.


Rhyme scheme:

a,b,a,b,b,c,b,C   a,b,a,b,b,c,b,C   a,b,a,b,b,c,b,C   b,c,b,C

(the capital “C” is a repeated rhyme refrain)

It requires 6 “a” rhymes, 14 “b” rhymes, and 8 “C” rhymes.


© 2016 Richard



Author's Note

Richard
One selected from the archives:
Enjoy the challenge and skills composing in this form will gift you.

(illustration: "First Love" by Norman Rockwell)

Constructive criticism is always welcome! : )

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Thanks for posting this, Richard. It's very impressive and I must say I love the language you use!

The way you describe everything captures my mind and soul, u must say. You are definitely a hard gem to come across, my friend.

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Richard

1 Year Ago

Goodness, Hyacinth! : )
You do know how to make a bard smile all through, brightening his da.. read more
Hyacinth

1 Year Ago

~returns hugs~
Hi Richard,
Your ballade is impressive. Your thoughts are insightful, showing us quite a bit of "human nature".
I'm happy to see the form was a challenge for you as well. It took me a while to select the rhyming sounds for my ballade, which I've just posted, titled "Ballade for Denial". Please let me know what you think of it, and thank you for introducing me to this poetic form.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Year Ago

Thank you, Matt! : )
Your words in review graciously and generously assure me my efforts to .. read more
we pay for the things we do and say in this world and if we do and say bad things then we reap accordingly...however, if we plant kind words and deeds, then what we reap are the rewards of love and friendship...well-said, Richard, in lovely form!

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Richard

2 Years Ago

Thank you so much, Thomas, for reading this rare poem, and for getting it so right … it let's me k.. read more
Yes, this will be a challenge! This is the first time I've heard of the ballade, and yours is truly lovely. But 14 "b" rhymes?!!!

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Richard

2 Years Ago

Thanks for the kudos, Roland!
if I did it, I know you can, too … LOL!
Good luck … .. read more
I know nothing about writing forms, but this is really nice to read. Valentine

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

2 Years Ago

Thank you so very warmly and gratefully for your comments, Dear Val … they are lovely to behold.read more

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