Comments : You were my King (Rondeau)

  • 1 month ago

    by Ben Pickard

    What a beautifully sad and musical piece of poetry this is, Michael, helped not a little by your chosen form.
    Loss seems to be on so many of our minds these twelve months gone, and many of us have good reason, I would imagine. Still, where they have gone, life - with all its hardships and heartache - cannot follow, and the memories they leave behind are forever buoyant and never destined to sink in those metaphorical depths.
    I'm not sure commas are needed in the first line of the last stanza apart from the one after 'afloat', but that is personal choice, of course.
    This genuinely moved me, Michael. I hope you are well.

    • 1 month ago

      by Mr. Darcy

      Thanks, Ben. You are right, that extra comma was, as, you, quite, rightly, say, not, needed! :)

  • 1 month ago

    by Everlasting

    I was wondering when you were going to post a poem. I am glad you posted a rondeau. It’s one of my favorite forms of poetry. Well done. Glad to see it nominated.

    • 1 month ago

      by Mr. Darcy

      Thanks. This poem is dedicated to our, now, windowed Queen. Her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, was her companion of more than 70 years. I imagine she thought of him as her King.

  • 1 month ago

    by Michael

    Well whats there to like about my favourite form of poetrt...?

    This for sure Mr. D
    wonderful and glad its nominated

  • 3 weeks ago

    by Ben Pickard

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

  • 3 weeks ago

    by Keira Pickard

    Congratulations! Well deserved win:)

  • 3 weeks ago

    by Brenda

    Congratulations on your win, well deserved Sir.

  • 3 weeks ago

    by Hellon

    Congrats on your win...lovely tribute.

  • 3 weeks ago

    by Larry Chamberlin

    Beautiful poem, Michael! Congratulations.