Liberation

Painting by Odilon Redon

Like daughters before
Vessels brimming, fragrant with tradition
Like daughters before
They’ll journey from the safety of the shore
So to learn to trust their intuition,
Shattering patriarchal restrictions,
Like daughters before.

kat ~ 1 July 2016

For Jane Dougherty’s poetry prompt, “Journey”, inspired by this painting, a Rondelet. 

The Rondelet is a French form consisting of a single septet with two rhymes and one refrain:AbAabbA. The capital letters are the refrains, or repeats. The refrain is written in tetra-syllabic or dimeter and the other lines are twice as long – octasyllabic or tetrameter.


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