You were my King (Rondeau)

by Mr. Darcy   Apr 13, 2021

You were my King of cresting wings,
On waves of love I’ll always cling.
You were my rock and so much more,
On ocean tides from cliff to shore,
. . . that’s why for me, you were my King

Into the depths you are falling
Away from me and mortal things,
Yet through the dark my faith restores
. . .You were my King

Yet, how to stay, afloat, I think,
Without your smile and knowing wink?
It was your strength that I adored,
Your passion and unique rapport.
But this, I know, beyond all things
. . .You were my King


Mr. Darcy
© 2021


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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  • 3 weeks ago

    by Larry Chamberlin

    Beautiful poem, Michael! Congratulations.

  • 3 weeks ago

    by Hellon

    Congrats on your win...lovely tribute.

  • 3 weeks ago

    by Brenda

    Congratulations on your win, well deserved Sir.

  • 3 weeks ago

    by Keira Pickard

    Congratulations! Well deserved win:)

  • 3 weeks ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Congratulations, Michael. This is a truly deserved win, old chap.

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