Attempted my first Rondine today – ‘The taste of rain’

A rondine poetic form follows the basic rules:

  1. 12-line poem
  2. 2 stanzas
  3. 7 lines in the first stanza; 5 lines in the second
  4. 8 or 10 syllables per line, except in the 7th and 12th lines
  5. 7th and 12th lines are a refrain
  6. The refrain comes from the opening word or phrase of the poem

(R a)



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  1. Where can I find out more about the Rondine poetic form? I tried looking it up on-line and got referred to the fact that it is Italian for swallow (the bird, not the process of taking in food orally). there were a few other references like a city, an opera, and such, but none were to a poetic form. πŸ™‚


    1. I did a Google search for – rondine poetic form – and got some interesting results. Three of them were definitions of the form. They did vary slightly, but they made sense. Two of them contained, as well, examples. If I can get my mind wrapped around the examples and the definitions well enough, I think I might give it a good try. πŸ™‚

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