170×170 day 81 20.7.15

81 20.7.15 rondeau villanelle 170x170


Taking the walk of this life

We will meet pleasure and strife

Sorrow will follow happy days

Life and her childish plays,

Often they hit like a knife.


Like husband and the wife

Bound together for life

Hating each other but always

taking the walk.


If you hope for afterlife

are not bothered by strife

go try to alter life’s ways

refuse to be one of her preys

conquer each and every strife

taking the walk.




Rondeau Rules:

The rondeau is a form of verse also used in English language poetry. It makes use of refrains, repeated according to a certain stylized pattern. It was customarily regarded as a challenge to arrange for these refrains to contribute to the meaning of the poem in as succinct and poignant a manner as possible. The rondeau consists of thirteen lines of eight syllables, plus two refrains (which are half lines, each of four syllables), employing, altogether, only three rhymes. It has three stanzas and its rhyme scheme is as follows: (1) A A B B A (2) A A B with refrain: C (3) A A B B A with concluding refrain C. The refrain must be identical with the beginning of the first line.


pretty flowers all or one

They bloom and smile

under blue sky and sun.


They cry and have fun

Form their individual style

pretty flowers all or one.


Soon they will be gone

To walk own mile

under blue sky and sun.


Life will land upon

them start writing their file

pretty flowers all or one.


Days will come, will be gone

leisure filled or works will pile

under blue sky and sun.


life does it with every one

to turn into fruits fertile

pretty flowers all or one

under blue sky and sun.


Rules of Villanelle

A villanelle is an early French form with 19 lines using only 2 rhymes, traditionally broken into 6 verses. It’s kind of obsessive, with lines 1 & 3 repeating alternately, the 4th time as lines 18 & 19 ( 1,6,9,12 are the same line repeated four times & 3, 9, 15 and 19 are the same line repeated four times- the remaining 11 lines of poem rhyme(??) All the examples of villanelle I read in them the remaining 11 lines rhyme 1, 2 with 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11 and so on.)


One traditional form of poetry that can be fun to write, is technically easy compared to the most challenging forms, and often surprises the poet with its twists and discoveries, is the villanelle.

Villanelles have been around for at least three hundred years. Its name derives from the Italian villa, or country house, where noblemen went to refresh themselves, perhaps dally with the locals, and imagine that they were back to nature. It seems to have grown out of native songs, with their frequent refrains and complex rhyming.



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