Two Mated Ducks

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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.


Author Notes

Two Ducks in Silhouette on a Lake at Sunset.

This Poem is a Rondeau. A rondeau is a fixed form of poetry. It is often used in light or witty poems. It often has fifteen octo – or decasyllabic lines with three stanzas. It usually only has two rhymes used in the poem.A word or words from the first part of the first line are used as a refrain ending the second and third stanzas.

The rhyme scheme is aabba aabR aabbaR, where the R represents the repeated refrain. I used a syllabic count of 10 for this poem.

This photograph was taken bty the author.

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