Global Warming - Rondeau

by Everlasting   May 21, 2019

At night I dream of suns so bright
Of flowers wilting up with fright
Of rivers fading in a stream
as birds and fishes hoarsely scream
And then, I wake so scared to write

Of rivers going dry in sight
Of birds unable to take flight
who thirsts and faint then die but seems
at night I dream

Of suns too hot whose mighty light
evaporate and fiercely bite
the river’s waters into steam
to float up high into cloud’s theme
and rain no drops for us tonight
at night I dream


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  • 1 year ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    It's nice to see a rondeau from you. Your expertise with meter lends this form to your poetic hand. The fact you've used the refrain to show how we now are just hoping for a miracle, anything to reverse our destruction of our world as we know it. 'at night I dream' - it's at night when our worries make us fret and keeps sleep away. I just hope if this phenomenon effect enough people global warming maybe prevented. I can but dream.

  • 1 year ago

    by Brenda

    Beautifully written, not an easy form to do. I felt your struggle with the words flowing in your dreams, waking up, frantically writing before that stream goes dry. Well done-

  • 1 year ago

    by Michael

    These are not easy to master, this is a great effort you have written here :), M

  • 1 year ago

    by Star

    I love this !! it flows smoothly, and feels like a soft dream :)

  • 1 year ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Well done, Lucero. I find this form rather hard but you've done really well here.

    Take care

    • 1 year ago

      by Everlasting

      Thank you Ben. It’s challenging. Though one of my favorite forms.

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