My 1st Catena rondo
Child claps hands at age-old fable Pulsing auroras glimmer bright Silent abyss-eyes consume light Child claps hands at age-old fable Pulsing auroras glimmer bright Faint swish with it brings eerie chill Sentinels sleep against their will Pulsing auroras glimmer bright Faint swish with it brings eerie chill Faithfully, distant church bells chime Life ground between vast jaws of time Faint swish with it brings eerie chill Faithfully, distant church bells chime Child claps hands at age-old fable Cold fingers scrape across table Faithfully, distant church bells chime Child claps hands at age-old fable Pulsing auroras glimmer bright Silent abyss-eyes consume light Child claps hands at age-old fable
- The poem is comprised of a variable number of quatrains;
- Each quatrain has a rhyme pattern of AbbA;
- The first line of each quatrain is also the final line of the quatrain;
- The second line of each quatrain is the first line of the next quatrain
- The final quatrain should repeat the first quatrain word for word.
W3 poetry prompt
This catena rondo was written in response to Britta Benson’s W3 prompt ~ to write a poem on the theme of time.
d’Verse Open Link Night
I wrote this first catena rondo of mine for d’Verse OLN #316.
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46 thoughts on “Pulsing auroras, or: Child claps”
The repetition is really working for you in this poem. I like this a lot. 😀
🤎💜 thanks, Richard 🤎💜
I love the catena rondo! Your take had me enthralled and then I too wanted to clap in applause and appreciation!!
🧡 Muri 🧡
The repetitions remind me of a chant, and this lends a surreal feel to it. Fascinating! 🙂
❤️ Mike ❤️
The first and the last,
For me they opened
And closed with tears
All of us clapped our hands for the old fables, until we in the wonder of natural light ( on repeat, how beautiful) see the meaning in a different light.
Your catena rondo, with the prescribed rhyme, describing the passing of time, is a musical.
💚💙 Abi 💙💚
So true 💚💙
Love this rendition of the form David 💕
💕 Sangeetha 💕
This has an interesting rhythm–the repetition is mesmerizing. The words you’ve used, haunting. (K)
💓 Kerfe 💓
This beautiful poem has a haunting, otherworldy quality! ❤ Have a great day, David!
💝 Cheryl 💝
This gave me chills. It’s a poem to come back to.
💘 Alexandra 💘
My goodness this is masterfully done, David! 💝💝
🧡🤘🏻 Sanaa ~ thanks! 🤘🏻🧡
Another fabulous write David
💟🙏🏻 Gillena 🙏🏻💟
I continue to be impressed with your talent. This is a great style.
🤗🤎 Lauren 🤗🤎
This is an interesting style.
💓🤍 Molly 💓🤍 ~ I just found this one!
The power of repetition!
💜❤️ Petru, thank you! 💜❤️
Take good care,
Excellent ! Enjoy all your work 😀
❤ T. ❤ ~ thanks so much; that's very kind of you!
Take good care,
David [ben Alexander]