Poem: Rondel – “Before the Fall”

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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.

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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.


The wind rushing round you, air thin.

Pushing off the ledge; you wait, stall.

Then you are swallowed by strong wind,

You’re on the edge, everyone falls.


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.

You’re on the edge, everyone falls.


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