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Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 15 December 2018

Welcome to the Saturday Mix, 15 December 2018 – Lucky Dip!

For this week’s Lucky Dip, I have reached into my mystery bag and pulled out a Rondel. The topic is up to you!

You may be thinking to yourself, What on earth is a Rondel?

Luckily, Shadow Poetry has an explanation…


A French form consisting of 13 lines: two quatrains and a quintet, rhyming as follows: ABba abAB abbaA. The capital letters are the refrains, or repeats.

Example of a Rondel

Rondel for Margarita
On the carousel, on a summer’s day,
As the rest of the fairground goes gliding by,
We coast together, now low, now high,
But how quickly the moment slips away.

She laughs at the music, elfin and fey,
She laughs for joy at the sapphire sky,
On the carousel, on a summer’s day,
As the rest of the fairground goes gliding by.

How sweet her delight in simple play,
Someday, without me, she’ll take to the sky,
Brave little fledgling, ready to fly.
We must hold these moments while we may
On the carousel, on a summer’s day.

Copyright © 2004 Gail Kavanagh

Source: Shadow Poetry Editors, http://www.shadowpoetry.com/resources/wip/rondel.html (accessed 15 December, 2018)

Good luck with your ‘Lucky Dip Rondel’ – I can’t wait to see what you come up with! Don’t forget to tag ‘Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie’, ‘Saturday Mix’, and hashtag #LuckyDip.

As always, make sure you link your fabulous creation to the helpful Mister Linky.

About weejars

I am a teacher with a passion for writing short stories, poems and other scribblings to provide an outlet for my more creative side. Hope you enjoy the ride!

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