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.