How to Write a Rondelet—Cut a Hole in the Fence
Sing out loud and strong. Sing of good and happy things. Sing a rondelet.
I was introduced to this form in How to Write a Form Poem, in the section on the rondeau. It’s a form that began as a type of song popular in medieval France. I wrote one in The Joy of Poetry that riffs on John McCrae’s In Flanders Fields.
In Rainbow Crow’s notes section about Form & Free Verse, I describe form as a fence. In “Natural Selection,” I clearly cut a hole in the rondelet fence.
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