Category Archives: Rondelet

Fine

Fine

I’m doing just fine
I wake up each day; I’m living, breathing
I’m doing just fine
sometimes I let myself think of the times
we still talked, and I give in to grieving
smile on my face, it’s me I’m deceiving
I’m doing just fine

~kat

A Rondelet for Mind Love Misery’s Menagerie Sunday Writing Prompt, prompt word: Recovery. A Rondelet is a French form consisting of a single septet with two rhymes and one refrain: AbAabbA. The refrain is written in tetra-syllabic or dimeter and the other lines are twice as long – octasyllabic or tetrameter.


Resolution Me Not

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Photo by scym at Pixabay.com

Resolution Me Not

no, I will not
make resolutions I can’t keep
no, I will not
this yearly pressure has to stop
what of the ‘benny’s’ I might reap?
lose some weight…perhaps get more sleep…
…no… I will not

~kat

For Mind Love Misery’s Menagerie Sunday Writing Prompt – Topic: New Year’s Resolutions…(I do not make them, BTW…too much pressure!)


Tell Me Who You Are

Tell Me Who You Are

tell me who you are
not what you are; that’s just an illusion
tell me who you are
with beautiful words, show me your heart
identifiers just cause confusion
and labels to presumptive conclusions
tell me who you are

~kat

A Rondelet (AbAabbA). Photo by 3dman_eu @ Pixabay.


apocalypse

‘I would that the Boar without bristles had come from the West
And had rooted the sun and moon and stars out of the sky’
—W.B. Yeats

apocalypse

when the world ends
it won’t matter who was wrong, who was right
when the world ends
and nothing’s left to fight for, or defend
will bitterness darken our path to the light
when the world ends

~kat

A Rondelet* for Jane Dougherty’s ‘A Month With Yeats: Day Twenty-Eight’ Poetry Challenge inspired by Yeats’ poem, ‘He Mourns for the Change That Has Come Upon Him And His Beloved, And Longs For The End Of The World’.

*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.


The Narcissist

Day One of Jane Dougherty’s November Yeats Challenge. Today based on these lines:
“they will ride the North when the ger-eagle flies,
With heavy whitening wings, and a heart fallen cold:” —W. B. Yeats

A bit of research revealed that “ger-eagles” in Yeat’s day was a term used to describe vultures. It was also a term decades later attributed to Hitler’s Order of the German Eagle during WWII. The vulture theme certainly applies, which made me think of another type of vulture who preys on the weak in our times. Well, at least in my humble opinion, it seems to fit. History repeats itself.

The Narcissist

only a narcissist
tweets arrogant blurbs with his tiny fat fingers,
only a narcissist
rallies vile throngs, which are Yuge as he insists,
reeking of smut and glut while poverty lingers,
blaming all his ills on witch-hunting left wingers,
only a narcissist

-kat

A Rondolet is a French form consisting of a single septet with two rhymes and one refrain: AbAabbA.The refrain line should be half the number of syllables of the other lines.


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