Who I’ll Create Today, By Donna Matthews


Today’s poetry form is called Rondeau Poetry. From Brewer,

The rondeau has a refrain and rhymes–two elements of many French poems. The traditional rondeau is a poem consisting of 3 stanzas, 13 original lines, and 2 refrains (of the first line of the poem) with 8 to 10 syllables per line and an A/B rhyme scheme.

The skeleton of the traditional rondeau looks like this:

A(R) – A – B – B – A

A – A – B – A(R)

A – A – B – B – A – A(R)


Who I’ll Create Today

this is who I’ll create today
who will even care I’m on my way
to meet my soul, to lift in crow
this body of mine, it’s time to grow
where you go, what you do, I won’t stray

fifty is past, my hair growing grey
she’s too old, it’s too late, many may say
up the legs go, touching sky my toes
this is who I’ll create today

people, places, things tempt always
instead, inside I move, inner praise
strong, flexible, follow the flow
mind watching, letting loose this ego
in warrior pose, I’ll meet this day
this is who I’ll create today

Now to you…wanna try a Rondeau poem? Share a link in the comments below!

I am on a personal challenge to explore and write in 100+ different poetic forms.  To assist me in this journey is Robert Lee Brewer’s The Complete Guide of Poetic Forms where he gives the form and an example. Who’ll I Create Today is #40 in this collection I’m calling, very simply, 100+ Poetic Forms.

Hey y’all, thanks for visiting the Go Dog Go Cafe and I hope you enjoyed reading today’s selection. I am Donna Matthews, a born and bred Texan who can usually be found writing, painting, taking pictures, or traveling the world on foot. I’m all about love, people, sharing, and doing life together and would love to get to know you. I host two blogs…the first, The DJ Ranch, documents my personal adventures while the second, Slay The Chaos, focuses on mindsets, technology, productivity and organization. Come on over for a visit sometime 💙

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