Variations – A Rondeau

© Shainbird

© Shainbird

In variations, life is continued.
One’s trash is another’s pleasure imbued,
A head clearing, generating windmills,
Pies to elbows to books on windowsills,
Changing times and generations renewed.

Eternally our speech and hands are cued
To the soundtrack of the finest etude,
Of cells and bugs, of beast and man who kills
In variations.

In seasons revolving, a year is wooed,
In a heart of peace, a mind sets no feud,
By treaties and poems through pixels and quills,
Land and sea, in wake and sleep, if God wills,
Of bean and rose, of cat and man all-hued
In variations.

Copyright © 2013 Shainbird. All rights reserved.

Note: The poem is for Cubby’s Endless Reprieve: A Rondeau and Challenge. The picture is inspired by Selena’s adventure in Black & White Fridays.

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About Shainbird

"A lonely craftsman putting one word after another."
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14 Responses to Variations – A Rondeau

  1. This is so beautiful that it has rendered this ‘southerner’ quite speechless!!! Hint:Southerners are NEVER at a loss for words!
    10 thumbs up!!!!!

  2. Cubby says:

    This is a magnificent Rondeau! I can see all of those changes unfolding before my eyes as I read your poem. You did a smashing job of the challenge! Reowr!

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  4. tjtherien says:

    very well done… I am still trying to pick a subject for this prompt…

  5. Bastet says:

    very very nice, like the rhythm and the subject…love your photo too!

  6. I love the idea of a tree being wooed, what marvelous imagery. beautifully written as always 🙂

  7. Oloriel says:

    This is gorgeous and powerfull Shaini, the words have such a strong,im[printing effect. I loved this part:”Eternally our speech and hands are cued
    To the soundtrack of the finest etude,
    Of cells and bugs, of beast and man who kills
    In variations.”

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