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Rated: E · Poetry · Nature · #1728105
In darkling woods ... (Form: Rondeau)
Betrayal


In darkling woods, where fairies play,
I spied a path that led away
into new realms – unknown, unseen -
the entrance to a world of green
with promises of a new day.

As I began, to my dismay,
I saw the signs of its decay:
the dying trees, the streams unclean
in darkling woods.

Accusing fingers, branches gray
pointed to how we each betray
our bond with nature. I had seen
our broken pledge, vile and obscene.
I knew that we had gone astray
in darkling woods.



Notes
An entry for Day 7 (the last day *Smile*) of "Invalid Item
Prompt: Image
Form: Rondeau 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).

darkling - being or occurring in the dark; dark; obscure; vaguely threatening or menacing.

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Ken
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