Indira Renganathan


Alankar (Decor) -34 - Poem by Indira Renganathan

Foes Yet Friends(Roundel)
Roundel is:

a poem of 11 lines, made up of a quatrain, followed by a tercet and ending with a quatrain.
metered, primarily iambic pentameter but can be written in iambic tetrameter.
composed with a rentrement or 1st phrase of L1 which is repeated as a refrain in L4 and L11.
rhymed with only 2 rhymes, rhyme scheme aba(Bb) , bab, aba(Bb) B being the rentrement or refrain. The end word of the rentrement should rhyme with the end word of L2.


Foes Yet Friends, Tom and Jerry
Chase and face in their racing rounds
Tom is to chase running jerry
Foes Yet Friends

To win to eat aims Tom in rounds
To flee from Tom in rounds Jerry
Yet a foe to both sometimes hounds

Friends they fight in rounds in scurry
Just to win in proud rounds and rounds
But to part again in fury
Foes Yet Friends

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Poem Edited: Monday, April 29, 2013


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