Thursday, July 13, 2017

Rainy-day Rondel...(because rain is one of a poet's favorite things!)



Rondel; A poem similar to a rondeau, having 13 or 14 lines with two rhymes throughout. The first and second lines reappear in the middle and at the end, although sometimes only the first line appears at the end.


They lob no lariat yet snare the dreamer in mid-stare
Where marionette-like circle notes freefall through bluesy air
And we pull up a chair to hear and feel its jazzy tease
A sax soft hid in maple-green, a trombone borne on breeze

With ease they tickle willow-keyboards, trickled tango-tune
Caught in a lily-draught like diamonds dripping from a spoon
They lob no lariat yet snare the dreamer in mid-stare
Where marionette-like circle-notes freefall through bluesy air

An orchestral arrangement no mortal can imitate
Of plush, sage-brush percussion, tap-dance on vined garden-gate
These nameless minstrels play Originals; we pause agape

…and drink a melody of wind and sea-song’s Fred Astaire
Where marionette-like circle-notes freefall through bluesy air
They lob no lariat, yet snare the dreamer in mid-stare

© Janet Martin

Are you ready for this?! asked my friend as she dropped her boys off in the pouring-rain morning!
Oh, yes, I replied, rain is one of my favorite-weather days!

Rainy-day tunes...

Fred Astaire - Songs From the Movies 1930s & 40s (Past Perfect) [Full Album]

Rainy Mood Cafe




1 comment:

Thank you always for your visit and your thoughts.