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A rondeau is a fixed form of poetry. It is often used in light or witty poems. It often has fifteen octo - or decasyllabic lines with three stanzas. It usually only has two rhymes used in the poem.

A word or words from the first part of the first line are used as a refrain ending the second and third stanzas. The rhyme scheme is aabba aabR aabbaR.


    Two Silver Rings

    Two silver rings speak for my heart: (rhyme: a)
    In graven script they here impart (a)
    For outward eyes, signs of my care, (b)
    Unspoken oaths, no vows to swear (b)
    Save in silence: "never apart". (a)

    "You and no other" is the start; (a)
    Of Love's French tongue, the counterpart; (a)
    One-half the truth that they declare, (b)
    Two silver rings. (Refrain)

    "Joy without end", to ne'er depart (a)
    Promise piercing as a dart; (a)
    Unfading gladness, ours to share (b)
    Lovers fulfilled in our world where (b)
    We'll live the truth proclaimed in art: (a)
    Two silver rings. (Refrain)
    - written by Lady & Louis

    Forever in my Heart

    Waves crashing onto rocks 'neath pale moon's light;
    The restless sea sings pensive songs tonight.
    I mourn the day when God took you away.
    And though you said your heart would always stay,
    Tonight my only solace is to write.

    We met here long ago one starry night;
    Love's magic overtook us at first sight.
    Embracing on sea's cliffs that fateful day,
    Waves crashing onto rocks...

    Our love bloomed forth, and you were life's delight,
    Each day you grew more lovely in my sight.
    One day, on Angel's wings you flew God's way;
    Within my heart, my love, you'll always stay.
    Tears fall as I remember you tonight,
    Waves crashing onto rocks...
    - written by mountainwriter49

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