The Unwitting Bridegroom

Written for:  dVerse Poets; the Rondel
The Rondel is a French short form first composed in the 14th century that evolved from the songs of French troubadours (medieval poets or singers) and is comprised of three verses which include two quatrains and one quintet.  The word “rondel” comes from the French meaning “little round” and is so called because of the use of repeated refrain lines that serve to create a circular pattern in the poem so that it wraps back around itself.

He pledged his love forever,
enchanted by her eyes,
blue pools that did disguise
a mind by far–too clever.

Her only choice was whether
or not to make him wait for his prize.
He pledged his love forever,
enchanted by her eyes.

On a day of sunny weather,
he proposed; he was wealthy but unwise.
For now, she would have to compromise.
While they stood at the altar together,
he pledged his love forever.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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20 Responses to The Unwitting Bridegroom

  1. whimsygizmo says:

    Awwww. Beautiful. The form works perfectly for you.

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  2. Kathy Reed says:

    Interesting premise here…nicely written.

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  3. A compromise… does not sound like forever is going to last… somehow I see some of Jane Austen’s heroines where romance is balanced against the compromise for wealth…

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  4. Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade) says:

    Well told!

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  5. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    Sometimes we have to take that risk.
    Beautifully penned 🙂

    Lots of love,

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  6. Grace says:

    Well hopefully he does commit to the relationship ~ Its a risk to take ~ Well done on the form Sara ~

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  7. Sometimes compromise is necessary but care is needed as to what and how much. Lovely!


  8. Sumana Roy says:

    an enchantress she is…will the spell break i wonder….


  9. Bodhirose says:

    You’re in trouble if you get enchanted by someone’s eyes and don’t pay attention to who they are! Well told and perfect use of the form!


  10. Bryan Ens says:

    Well told, but it looks like trouble may be brewing…


  11. ShirleyB says:

    Very enjoyable rondel 🙂


  12. SMiLes.. i got
    married.. then..
    when i was
    nothing to
    lose all to
    gain as Love..
    plus and minus
    20K not spent
    on wedding
    ha!.. and
    my 26th wedding
    anniversary and my
    sTill top muse hasn’t
    more than
    26 years young…
    our anniversary this
    Sunday.. and hax2!..
    i can prove
    her never
    aging by
    photos long
    term too..
    what the
    can prove
    2.. everlasting..
    dreams no longer myths..
    crazy a heARt
    grins again..:)


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