Poem: Rondel – “Before the Fall”


A French form consisting of 13 lines: two quatrains and a quintet, rhyming as follows: ABba abAB abbaA. The capital letters are the refrains, or repeats.

Please see Shadow Poetry for more information.

Also, Thank you to The Daily Post for the word prompt edge.
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Looking down, your head starts to spin,

You’re on the edge, everyone falls,

Your breath is short, on the ledge crawl,

Infinity awaits, dive in.

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The wind rushing round you, air thin.

Pushing off the ledge; you wait, stall.

Looking down, your head starts to spin.

You’re on the edge, everyone falls.

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Unsure why you came up here, head spins.

Waiting for pain, you’re enthralled.

Ground appearing close, appalled.

Kissing the earth; you took a risk, grin.

Looking down, your head starts to spin.

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©Mandibelle16. (2016) All Rights Reserved.

27 thoughts on “Poem: Rondel – “Before the Fall”

  1. mcnerneyblog March 27, 2016 / 10:38 pm

    Beautiful! ❤️

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  2. Melinda Kucsera March 28, 2016 / 12:50 am

    I like the form. Thank you for introducing it to me! Love how you worked in the Daily Post’s prompt. You’re so right, everyone falls. It is inevitable.

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  3. luckyjc007 March 28, 2016 / 2:54 am

    Wonderful poem. Yes, everyone falls sooner or later and a not just once.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Vonita March 28, 2016 / 6:26 am

    Well done! I went on a walk today with some friends (the ones from the river the other day), and there was a girl there from Canada. She is from Toronto though, are you from Vancouver?

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    • mandibelle16 March 28, 2016 / 5:16 pm

      I’m from Edmonton, Alberta. Vancouver, BC is the province to our left 🙂 Glad you had a good walk with friends.

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    • mandibelle16 March 28, 2016 / 5:10 pm

      Thank You Rosema. Glad you enjoyed the form and my interpretation. Lol. I hope you don’t fall of the edge.

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      • rosemawrites March 29, 2016 / 2:54 am

        Haha. I’m hanging now Mandi! Kidding. This is really good. 🙂

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