Rondeau: My Husband's Eyes

In my husband’s dark brown eyes
Laughter, love, and joy arise.
He is my companion, hero,
Warmth, when the temperature is zero.
He’s compassionate, strong and wise.

I have come to realise
That I’ve won the greatest prize
In the world, above, below,
In my husband’s dark brown eyes.

And so my heart leaps up and cries
A “thank you!” to the listening skies.
Wouldn’t swap him for Juan Miro!
I, Columbine, see my Pierrot
(Whilst my heart to heaven flies)
In my husband’s dark brown eyes.

Rondeau: My Husband's Eyes

Ingrid Collins

London, United Kingdom

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Artist's Description

The rondeau is a form poem in three verses that originated in France. The refrain, R, is the first line, the scansion is four, and the number and rhyming scheme of the lines are strictly laid down: R,a,b,b,a. a,a,b,R. a,a,b,b,a,R.

Try it yourself and let me know when you have posted your own Rondeau.

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