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Poems - Stormy Rondeau Redoublé

Stormy Rondeau Redoublé

by amca01

The night short-circuits; flashes split the sky
A thousand anvils crash around my head,
There is no sleep until the storm's gone by
The world is torn apart while I'm in bed.

Of moisture, heat and wind is this storm bred
Electric arcing flaring from on high,
The crackling atmosphere's full of dread:
The night short-circuits; flashes split the sky.

The crashing lightning means the storm's nearby
With violent blasts the mighty storm-gods tread
Awake with helpless ear and frightened eye,
A thousand anvils crash around my head.

With dam-burst torrents are the rain-clouds bled,
This rain's not gently turning moist from dry
But fierce and incessant flood instead -
There is no sleep until the storm's gone by.

I can't look out the window; will not try
To see what devastation has been spread
The brutal fury's set the world awry:
The world is torn apart while I'm in bed.

The animals have hidden, or have fled
Before the storm they burrow, run or fly,
But I alone: just holding to a thread
Of courage lie in bed and wonder why
The night short-circuits.

(Note: I think this is the first author-submitted poem of this form on this site. For a good definition, see: http://kellyrfineman.blogspot.com.au/2010/03/rondeau-redouble-explication.html)





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Re: Stormy Rondeau Redoublé (Score: 1 )
by Phoebe on Sunday, February 26, 2012 (06:01:16)
This is utterly wonderful, I'm just learning different styles and it's wonderful to read others who are doing the same (only much better than I)..thank you.Smile-Phoebe

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    Re: Stormy Rondeau Redoublé (Score: 1 )
    by amca01 on Sunday, February 26, 2012 (07:40:52)
    Thanks for your kind and generous words. Compared to some of the superb wordsmithing on this site I feel like a raw beginner. I know I have lots to learn!

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Re: Stormy Rondeau Redoublé (Score: 1 )
by fogglethorpe on Monday, February 27, 2012 (15:56:01)
This is a very difficult form, and you pulled it off. The only other time I recall seeing this form is this poem by Dorothy Parker.

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    Re: Stormy Rondeau Redoublé (Score: 1 )
    by amca01 on Saturday, March 10, 2012 (21:07:31)
    Thanks! There don't seem to be too many around - the Dorothy Parker example is the one that's usually pulled out when this form is discussed.

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Re: Stormy Rondeau Redoublé (Score: 1 )
by Zbird on Saturday, March 03, 2012 (10:43:37)
first the poem is wonderful in itself! the imagery is superb! and this is a form I am going to have to try. while I have written many a rondeau I have never seen this particular form. looks intriguing.

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Re: Stormy Rondeau Redoublé (Score: 1 )
by butterflyzrfree on Saturday, March 17, 2012 (13:51:37)
Another brilliant write. You kept the form impeccablel and such an interesting form! I will try it, though you may not see the results for a while. Take care, keep on writieng! Gail

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    Re: Stormy Rondeau Redoublé (Score: 1 )
    by amca01 on Saturday, March 17, 2012 (20:03:37)
    Thank you so much. It is a surprisingly difficult form to write. I should attempt another... when I have the time, and when I feel poetically strong enough!

    -Alasdair

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