Humor Poetry posted September 29, 2018


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A Rondel for Potlatch

The Maple Bonsai

by damommy


Though no one warned or told me reasons why,
my tresses, long and full, were cut today,
and as they chopped, the trimmings dropped and lay,
unsympathetic hands swept them away.
 
How long it took to grow, I cannot say,
but many years have gone and passed me by.
Though no one warned or told me reasons why,
my tresses, long and full, were cut today,
 
My many friends, I’m wondering if they
will recognize me in my new array -
this maple tree that’s clipped into Bonsai.
And here I stand alone, left high and dry
though no one warned or told me reasons why.

 



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A French form consisting of 13 lines: two quatrains and a quintet, rhyming as follows: ABba abAB abbaA. The capital letters are the refrains, or repeats.

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