the browning season

cool kisses at dawn
hints of amber, cloves and cinnamon,
cool kisses at dawn
as days rush to dusk and nights amble long,
scamperers gather, cicadas drone on,
earth’s final fruits clinging low, reaper comes,
cool kisses at dawn

~kat ~ 4 September 2016
(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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