West Wind

A cold west wind
drives waves against the northern shore;
a cold west wind,
releasing whorls of stinging sand,
bends glinting leaves with winter hoar
across the lake where small boats moor –
a cold west wind.

Kim M. Russell, 2017

Frozen Grass
Photograph by Luca Biolcati Rinaldi found on boredpanda.com

My response to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Fussy Little Forms: Rondelet

I’m back on-line after a few days off sick and inspired by a form I haven’t seen for a while. Thank you, Marian, for bringing us the rondelet, a short French poetry form featuring a strict rhyme and meter pattern plus a repeated refrain.

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21 thoughts on “West Wind

  1. This is so wonderfully scenic 🙂 especially; “a cold west wind, releasing whorls of stinging sand, bends glinting leaves with winter hoar.” Beautifully penned.

    Good to have you back, Kim!❤️

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  2. Ohhhhh… Kim, your rhymes are exquisite in this one. So lovely. I actually think wind is one of those things that is difficult to write about without being old boring trope-y, but you sure did it well.

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  3. Brilliant! Actually, I just uploaded a ‘Rondelet’ of my own onto my blog. It’s linked below. I’d love it if you would read over it and leave me some tips on how to improve. With your incredible writing technique, I’m sure I can learn a lot from you. Thanks!
https://poeticaparadisum.wordpress.com

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