Fantasy Poetry posted December 1, 2019

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A Rondeau for Potlatch Poetry

For Just One Day

by damommy

For just one day, I’d like to fly
with eagles ‘cross a golden sky,
a silhouette on setting sun,
back to my nest when I was done
to watch the swallows swooping by.
On pirate ships, with glass I’d spy
an isle where chests of treasures lie,
and give it all to those with none
. . . for just one day.
At eventide, I’d hear the cry
of whippoorwills’ sweet lullabye.
The time’d seem short, hardly begun,
before the sands of time had run.
All this I wish before I die
. . . for just one day.



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).

Club entry for the "Rondeau--week of 11-29-2019" event in "Put Pen To Paper Potlatch Poetry Club".  Locate a writing club.
Pays one point and 2 member cents.

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