Sunday, April 3, 2011

A Walk in the Woods (Rondeau)

Come walk with me on wooded trail
where nature’s beauty shall prevail;
a single step and we begin...
serenity abides within
the crisp, clean air we now inhale.

We walk beside abandoned rail,
can hear the ghost train whistles wail--
then path leads back to woods again…
Come walk with me.

We live our lives in urban jail,
away from quiet wooded dale.
To stay entrapped would be a sin
when nature beckons with her grin,
and lifts the gray and smog filled veil--
Come walk with me.

From "Muir Woods"
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).
One Shot Poetry Wednesday Week #44 ~ 05/03/2011
Sharing at Gooseberry Garden, Week 10, Theme: Nature


  1. wonderful...i am a mountain man...put me in the woods anyday but i do like my urban forays....

  2. Beautiful...I'll come walk with you... : )

  3. this poem is beautiful & peaceful like a nice walk.. love it!

  4. Ginny~
    You did the form proud. Excellent write, and the message is lovely.

  5. I love that forest air. The picture is clear in your poem. Good work!

  6. I don't mind peaceful walks, but as soon as the creepy crawlies & biters awake, I'm off. Guess I've become too used to smog city life!

    Nice write all the same.

  7. A lovely rondeau that reminds of the necessary serenity nature provides for ones enjoyment and recuperation.

  8. beautiful, vivid imagery of nature:) thanks for sharing

  9. A wonderful, peaceful write. I thoroughly enjoyed this one!

  10. love it,

    walking in the woods or mountain trails is a lovely getaway.
    thanks for the beautiful tour.

  11. a lovely invitation.... and nice form too ~


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