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    MsJacquiiC Poetica Magnifique

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    The RONSARDIAN ODE - of French origin - consists of rhyming stanzas of nine. The rhymes: ababccddc. This form is made up of lines that have the following syllable counts: 10, 4, 10, 4, 10, 10, 4, 4, 8.


    Example by Jan Haag:

    RONSARDIAN ODE

    Upon the death of the rose and summer
    the sun goes down,
    the winds rise up and begin to murmur.
    The moon's bright crown
    moves into the darkness of endless night.
    Even Diwali's rekindling of light
    moves not the dark.
    Not one does hark
    to soundless music out of sight.

    Upon the last leaves' fall in pale winter
    stark branches move,
    and snow may shroud the ground leaving no spur
    which can approve
    the naked starkness of the voided world.
    O world return, come back to this now furled,
    painful and iced,
    hideous, sliced
    heart that lies deep within me curled.


    Posted By MsJacquiiC | Sep 12, 2006
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