Red boat rondelet 1 – For Jane Dougherty

Jane has set us the challenge of writing a rondelet this week. It’s another new form for me. I’m guessing eventually we’ll run out of new forms, but I think we have a few to go yet. I really enjoy these challenges – it’s good to play with new forms and be pushed a bit out of my comfort zone. Jane has given us a picture prompt, and a word – journey. Each week the number of people doing the challenge seems to grow a little, it’s so interesting to see how different everybody’s work is.

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Fishing for mackerel

Shining treasure,
Generously heaped at my feet,
Shining treasure,
Gathered wildly, without measure:
We haul it home so we can eat
It freshly cooked and salty sweet,
Shining treasure.

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Pebbles – a Pantoum

This is a pantoum for Jane Dougherty’s prompt on pebbles. It’s not a form I’ve come across before, and it’s a bit tricky, but I’m sure it’s good for me. Here goes:

 

 

I’m thinking now of all the time we spent,

Heads together,with the wild gulls crying,

Carefully choosing – some stayed, and some went –

And all the while, the sea sighing.

 

Heads together, with the wild gulls crying,

We chose one if it gave us pleasure,

And all the while, the sea sighing,

As we amassed our glittering treasure

 

We chose one if it gave us pleasure

We brought it home, a fragment of our past,

As we amassed our glittering treasure:

A twisting shell, a sea-worn piece of glass.

 

We brought it home, a fragment of our past,

When you were young, and muddy, and ran wild

A twisting shell, a sea-worn piece of glass,

A stick, a stone, all treasure to a child

 

When you were young, and muddy, and ran wild

Carefully choosing – some stayed and some went –

A stick, a stone, all treasure to a child:

I’m thinking now of all the time we spent.