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Writing Rondeau

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The dark red blood glistens in the night

The dark red blood glistens in the night

Narrating the story of British Raj’s might

How a kind boy was killed at first glance

where now his lover is forced to dance

Who will, against this injustice, fight?

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This deed of the Raj can never be right

the story behind which I now write

That kid was of no proper civil stance

Now his dark red blood glistens in the night.

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What was about him, that the Raj fright

Was it his, against the oppression, fight?

He was not even given a last glance

Drowned in the black river at first chance

Now his lover dances at the same site

Where his dark red blood glistens in the night.

The story, I am narrating, through this poem- is loosely based on a Hindi prose- “एहिं थैया झुलनी हैरानी हो रामा…” by Shivprasad Mishra “Rudra”.

Poetic style- Rondeau

A french form of poetry consisting of 3 stanzas, 13 original lines and 2 refrains of the I line of the poem.

Rules-

1. 8-10 syllables per line.

2. Structure with rhyme scheme-

A

A

B

B

A

.

A

A

B

A(R)

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A

A

B

B

A

A(R)

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Author: anmol(alias HA)

I am a whimsical writer, a passionate poet and a righteous reader, but above all I am a benign being drifting along the winds of the days that make a lifetime.

2 thoughts on “Writing Rondeau

  1. Loved this so much.

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