Dancing Snowflakes (Rondeau)

by Sylvia   Nov 21, 2008

Snowflakes are dancing as they come spiraling down,
like tiny ballerinas all dressed in white gowns.
Fluffy delicate flakes, cascading from the skies,
creating visions so beautiful to the eyes.
--------Glistening flakes, rhinestone tiaras worn as crowns.

Snow, creating coverlet of white for the ground,
the wind is blowing, swirling downy flakes around.
Clinging to branches of trees, a wondrous disguise.
--------Snowflakes are dancing!

Blanketing the landscape, snow angels do abound,
angelic figures, all sizes and shapes surround.
Awakening to snowfall at morning sunrise,
blissful sights and sounds, quite a wonderful surprise.
Lasting memories to fill a lifetime are found,
--------Snowflakes are dancing!

Copyright © 2008 Sylvia All Rights Reserved

A Rondeau is a French form, 15 lines long, consisting of three stanzas: a quintet, a quatrain, and a sestet with a rhyme scheme as follows: aabba aabR aabbaR. Lines 9 and 15 are short - a refrain (R) consisting of a phrase taken from line one. The other lines are longer (but all of the same metrical length).


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  • 1 year ago

    by Trish

    I love the wording, it flows so easily and the format is a difficult one that you penned with perfection.

  • 7 years ago

    by Milo

    A beautiful poem. I love the imagery and how vivid your words appear in the back of my mind; the snowflakes dancing in my head.

    I love to read poems of the past; its like finding a lost book of grandeur in the clutter of a magnificent library. Thank you.

  • WOW!! This is a work of art. The imagery was just MAGIC!! Your vocabulary was flawlessly beautiful. Just an amazing piece of poetry here, and I'm glad you have blessed us enough to view such talent. 5/5 Congratulations on the well deserved win. (:


  • 7 years ago

    by Rania Moallem

    OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG AM SO IMPRESSED>>SO Inspired ...this poem was so full of images,,,i loved the title...the title was a poem by it self..i love the 3 stanzas...such a beautiful form...

    u used ur wordds to ur side and u drew images from each couple of lines.. well done
    ur so talented and am happy ive chose this poem.


  • This is such a beautiful poem Sylvia.
    I though I would share a video with you from an album I had in the 70's by Tomita, called Snowflakes Are Dancing , he is a single artist on a Moog Synthesizer & every note you hear is a solo performance , I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed your poem
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oz3wNCT4JAc ...5/5 ...Jim

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