Fifteen Years

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – InForm Poet – Roundel

Here are basic guidelines:

11 lines
three stanzas (quatrain, tercet, quatrain)
the opening of the first line becomes a refrain of the fourth and 11th lines and rhymes with lines two, five, seven, and nine
rhyme pattern: abaB bab abaB
while there’s no set syllable count per line, the lines within the poem are consistent, except for the refrain lines, which are more concise.

Today marks fifteen years
since my Dad’s departure, my tears.
In glow of candle his face is clear.
Today marks fifteen years

How lucky I felt when he was here,
smiles on those in his company.
Generously did he spread good cheer.

Dad never tired of playing games
or teaching swimming to kids with fears.
Never would he make you feel ashamed.
Today marks fifteen years

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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4 Responses to Fifteen Years

  1. ivor20 says:

    Thanks for the introduction to a ‘Roundel’ …like a mini Villanelle

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  2. My parents both died in ’13 so I can understand how hard it is do deal with the loss


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