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A Rondeau: Never Without Love

Updated on November 8, 2011

Rondeau Poetry


A Rondeau: Never Without Love

Loneliness makes us feel a lone.

Longing to make ourselves a home.

Our void filled by another.

Completion by our lover.

Content never to roam.

Many children to be homegrown.

Happy lives can not be postponed.

Luckier then any other.

Never without love.

The aches begin deep in your bones.

You know you are being called home.

Just as it was with your Mother.

So it will be with your brother.

All lovers love till the last groan.

Never without love!


I have been completely honest with my audience in this competition. I am new to writing poetry and know very little about it. So today’s exercise was to write a Rondeau and try and make is substantive. I of course will provide a link to the definition of Rondeau on this page. But to sum it up in the most traditional sense it is thirteen lines of eight syllables with a refrain of four syllables. The Rondeau follow a pattern of AA, BB, A: AA, B,R: AA, BB, A, R. It is a more structure for of writing poetry and I liked it but might experiment more with this type of poetry.


That is easy. An explanation of why we fall in love and the happiness we feel when in love and then the absolute terror we have of losing love. But it is important to mention the poem points out that as a measure of the human condition we are always moving in and our of love as it is the nature of being human. We love our lovers and our children and ultimately ourselves until we can’t bare to leave our existence. But even then we are moving to a grander state of love. We are returning home. And while that is scary we must always remember we are always in states of love. I know it may seem simple to anyone reading this as it is rather clear from the poem but it is my belief we are always loved and changing states of being in love like going from potential to kinetic energy. Okay it sounds silly but I have warned everyone I am new to the poetry game and I am only trying to stretch my writing skills and amuse my reader at the same time. And I hope I have atleast done that with this Rondeau. I don’t feel I have fully conquered it so you may see another one before this month is over. I will atleast try to improve my Rondeau poetry if I submitted another poem.

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      JT Walters 6 years ago from Florida

      Hi sligobay,

      I'm so sorry for your lose. I truly understand loss as I lost my Mom. The pain you feel is the love you have for your brother. He was a very fortunate person to have you in his life.

      And I believe he is moving into a place of more infinte love.

      Your comment has touched me as well.

      Thank you for reading and commenting.


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      sligobay 6 years ago from east of the equator

      Hey JT Walters,your poem touched a place in my heart as I am burying my younger brother Michael today. Thank you.