Two halves of one (rondeau)

Painting by Judith Eisler

She carries me and walks in light,
saying what binds us is delight,
we might be two halves of one,
a knot of love can't be undone
for it is the Gods' unique rite.

Her quiet dreams are my only sight
when death calls me dressed in white
and I don't know when I should run.
She carries me.

I am outside myself in another flight,
soaring high in her hands like a kite,
counting shooting stars one by one
riding Mother Moon and even the Sun,
as our story we retrace and rewrite.
She carries me.

Karla Bardanza
For Cinda

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).

Photobucket Copyright©Karla Bardanza 2012

1 comment:

  1. Your kinds words come at a time in my life when I need to hear them. You have more love then most Christians I know. You should teach them.... they need to hear it. Thank you.... Cinda