Two Mated Ducks
(A Rondeau Poem)
Two mated ducks swim into sunset’s glow,
On golden pond, where ripples clearly show
The path from whence these two did take their start,
Drifting into this peaceful work of art,
Creating such contentment as they go.
No wind upon this silent scene did blow,
To mare the mirror, as the waters flow.
With sun’s reflection, as twilights depart,
Two mated ducks.
Silhouettes shade the shore as shadows grow,
The ducks, two blackened shapes lined in a row,
They make a master’s image on my heart.
This moment makes it hard for me to part!
Yet, what a perfect privilege to know
Two mated duck.
Two Ducks in Silhouette on a Lake at Sunset.
The rhyme scheme is aabba aabR aabbaR, where the R represents the repeated refrain. I used a syllabic count of 10 for this poem.