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After the Eclipse

A Rondel

By Matthew FrommPublished 2 months ago Updated 2 months ago 1 min read
After the Eclipse
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Even as Stellar waltzes subside

and you and I go back to our days

We find ourselves in this daily maze

over which we ourselves preside

by the rules of this maze, we abide

despite an endless myriad of dismays

Even as Stellar waltzes subside

and you and I go back to our days

Paths within this maze divide

Paths of uncertainty and haze

Through them, you and I will together blaze

always running side by side

Even as Stellar waltzes subside



Written for Randy Baker's Prompted #3 (info below). I do not love Rondels.

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Comments (13)

  • Dana Crandell2 months ago

    Brilliantly done, Matthew. Congratulations!

  • Christy Munson2 months ago

    Poignant entry, Mr. Fromm. Stunning creation. Congratulations on winning the challenge!

  • Lana V Lynx2 months ago

    Beautiful love waltz in words!

  • Randy Baker2 months ago

    Congrats! You won 1st place in the challenge.

  • Whoaaaa, this was stunning! You brilliantly executed the Rondel!

  • Hannah Moore2 months ago

    You may not love them (I've never heard of them) but I love how you make use of them to underscore the theme.

  • Babs Iverson2 months ago

    Graceful and magical!!! Love it!!!❤️❤️💕

  • Lamar Wiggins2 months ago

    Great example of how it's done. And the topic was very relevant. I haven't yet wrapped my brain around the format but will prob reference the rhyme scheme of yours if I get the time and gumption to do one, lol.

  • Shirley Belk2 months ago

    Agree with all the previous comments!

  • Beautiful! I’m in total agreement with the previous comments… I was so confused about the format of the Rondel & gave it wide berth… but this is so poetic and flowing.🤩

  • Lindsay Sfara2 months ago

    I love this rondel! It flows so well and I love the take on what's happening now "after the eclipse." Seriously well done!

  • Dana Crandell2 months ago

    I do not love rondells either, but I'm impressed with what you did here! Very smooth and evocative! Well done!

  • Heather Hubler2 months ago

    Wow, you made that form look easy! Not gonna lie, I looked at the prompt and it made my brain hurt. But this was flawless! So many times the restraints of a form hurt the flow, but not in this case. Well done!!

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