awake and wonder why
the sky is blue?
If a child asked the reason, what would you do?
Would you spin a yarn while looking him in the eye?
sometimes, when you have no clue
do you try
to get your audience to buy
a tall tale or two?
at dVerse, Gayle is having us write rondels. She told us that usually a rondel has 8 syllables per line, but we could feel free to stray from that if we chose to. I chose to :-).
The rondel is comprised of 13 lines in total, with only two end-rhymes. Line 1 (rhyme “A”) is repeated in lines 7 and 13, and line 2 (rhyme “B”) is repeated in line 8. Over-all rhyme scheme is ABba,abAB,abbaA (capital letters denote the repeated “refrain” lines, and lower case letters indicate which of the refrain lines the other lines rhyme with)