Poetry Challenge #45 – Summer Storm

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Jane Dougherty posts regular poetry challenges, using different forms – this week it is a rondelet, and the theme is ‘Summer Storm’.

A rondelet, if you’re unsure (and I was), is a poem of seven lines, where the first, third and seventh line repeat, the second, fifth and sixth lines rhyme, and the fourth line rhymes with one, three and seven. Got that? Also, lines one, three and seven have four beats, whereas the remaining lines have eight. Sounds complex but, once you give it a try, it’s quite a nice simple structure. Here’s my effort:

Summer Storm

The air lies warm,

Summer sweat beading your pale skin,

The air lies warm.

Lightning paints lines across your form;

Thunder crashes, heavenly din,

Breeze cool against our heated skin.

The air lies warm.


If you’d like to give the rondelet form a try, head over to Jane’s blog and leave your link in the comments.

21 thoughts on “Poetry Challenge #45 – Summer Storm

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    • Thanks, Louise. I think I can be a little bit odd, the way I put words together, but have accepted it as one of my writing quirks ha ha ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m glad you liked the poem – it’s still a relatively new medium for me and I’m enjoying exploring it.

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