Another morning, embraces the day
As I grab my cup of coffee, and I am on my way,
Outside I hear flycathers sing
And watch the butterflies take a little spin,
Surrounded, by scented roses of many arrays
Sitting across,a lake of blue in total repose
Warm sunshine kisses and caresses all my nose,
And sends oh, so fast, all my cares away
Trying to steal here an early break,
Catching me a wee nap, like it, every week,
To think and get my poor mind in touch,organize
Sipping another cup of coffee is like a prize
As I totally embrace the day and take another peek,
Dorian Petersen Potter
The rondeau is a syllabic French construct of three verses: a quintet, quatrain, and sestet. The lines are in two lengths, the main length and the refrain. The refrain is the first few words of the first line.
1. The form is created from three stanzas. A quintet, a quatrain and a sestet.
2. The first half of the first line in the quintet forms a refrain line. This refrain is used for lines 9 and 15.
3. The quintet has a rhyme scheme of b-b-c-c-b.
4. The quatrain has a rhyme scheme of b-b-c-A, where A is the refrain drawn from the first half of the first line of the poem.
5. The sestet is rhymed b-b-c-c-b-A, where A is again the refrain line.
6. Being a French form the meter is accentual syllabic.
The refrain line is usually 4 syllables or two verse feet.