Thursday Poetry Prompt#1 : Dream Rondeau

dark alley

The new series of poetry prompts from We Drink Because We are Poets has been published!!  This is for the Thursday Edition, dead line Monday midnight.  This is what we should try to do:  “A Rondeau is a French form, 15 lines long, consisting of three stanzas: a quintet, a quatrain, and a sestet with a rhyme scheme as follows: aabba aabR aabbaR. Lines 9 and 15 are short – a refrain (R) consisting of a phrase taken from line one. The other lines are longer (but all of the same metrical length).”  And the subject you ask?  It’s this:  Write a poem based on a dream you had. Try to reproduce the sensations of the dream. 

My Dream Rondeau

I walk alone in a city I have never known,
Though recognition over the years has grown
Over  time as oneiric vision comes to visit me
The lights,sounds and alleyways I smile to see
And I feel delight in every single cobblestone.

You wish to travel to this twilight zone,
But your trip you must postpone,
For my dear friend, this is not to be,
I walk alone…

‘It’s not for all to own a city homegrown,
Here am I, the Queen upon her throne…
Where never I need a lock or key,
And no bombs create sad debris…
This wonderland is my very own,
I walk alone.

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Stain: a Rondeau