From my files — a poem in rhyme

This poem is a Rondel. The 14th century French form was given the fourteen lines on two rhymes by Charles d’Orleans.The first two lines are repeated in the seventh and eighth, and again in the final couplet.

             Unwelcome Wedding Guest

My veil was on my head awhile ago.
     I had it fastened there with ribbon tied.
     I braved the weather to become a bride.
I said my vows.  The wind began to blow.
It whipped about and then untied  the bow,
     and whisked my veil away like angry tide.
My veil was on my head awhile ago.
     I had it fastened there with ribbon tied.

That thief, the wind! Oh, that is why I cried.
     Some thought I cried because a gal named Flo
     rushed up to give a goodbye kiss to Clyde.
I turned insanely jealous, I confide.
My veil was on my head awhile ago.
     I had it fastened there with ribbon tied.

c Copyright, 2012, Freeda Baker Nichols