Nature’s Beautiful Bouquet

Skyline Duluth

Nature’s Beautiful Bouquet

(A Rondel Poem)

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When the hillsides bloom with color

In Nature’s beautiful bouquet,

It’s a glorious Autumn day

Where your senses are set astir.

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As the skies are turning azure,

Spot this magnificent display

When the hillsides bloom with color

In Nature’s beautiful bouquet

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In each panoramic acre,

With Autumn leaves all bright and gay,

Lovers can hardly look away.

There’s so many sights to savor,

When the hillsides bloom with color.

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Author Notes

When out driving around Duluth, Mn. last fall, I came upon this scene.


This poem is a Rondel.

A Rondel is a verse form originating in French lyrical poetry. It is a variation of the Rondeau consisting of two quatrains followed by a quintet (13 lines total) or a sestet (14 lines total). The first two lines of the first stanza are refrains(A and B), repeating as the last two lines of the second stanza and the third stanza. (Alternately, only the first line is repeated at the end of the final stanza). For instance, if A and B are the refrains.

A Rondel will have a rhyme scheme of ABba abAB abbaA


The meter is open, but typically has eight syllables.


This photograph was taken by the author himself along the skyline drive in Duluth, Minnesota, in October 2012.

 

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