David Wood

Gold Star - 12,215 Points (07 April 1950 / London)

She Was Beauty Rare - Roundel - Poem by David Wood

She was beauty rare, kind, fair with soft blue eyes
But quiet in her size four shoes and mousy hair
When she spoke of her youth it was with sighs
She was beauty rare,

Her beauty came from within, she was born to care
But these days ‘I want’ is what everybody cries
In her short life she put others first often with a prayer

Into my world she breezed and we shared our two lives
With such bliss there was nothing that could compare
But by spring she was gone with such sad good-byes
She was beauty rare,

Topic(s) of this poem: beautiful, life and death


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Another form not on PH.

This Roundel form was devised by poet Algernon Charles Swinburne.

As with Rondeau's there is a refrain, here it is: 'She was beauty rare' which repeats at the end of the first stanza. There are 11 lines in three stanzas, rhyming abaR, bab, abaR when R denotes the refrain with the refrain often rhyming with 'b'

Comments about She Was Beauty Rare - Roundel by David Wood

  • Kelly Kurt (9/18/2015 1:35:00 PM)


    You are introducing us (or at least me) to new forms of poetry, and doing so with fine examples.
    Thanks, David
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    David Wood David Wood (9/18/2015 1:53:00 PM)

    Thanks Kelly....

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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (9/18/2015 10:43:00 AM)


    Amusing.....I liked it. (Report) Reply

  • (9/18/2015 8:31:00 AM)


    Just a few short lines but it says so much
    and beautifully rhymed too. Thanks for sharing sir.
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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (9/18/2015 6:23:00 AM)


    Thrilling expression with beautiful diction. A lovely poem I like most. Thanks for sharing. ......10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, September 18, 2015

Poem Edited: Friday, September 18, 2015


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