A Rondel


June 4, 2018 by petrujviljoen

The beacon, there! Beyond the land!
But here the sparkle increases
and dances in the fold of the breezes
as the company gathers on the sand.

Is that a wave? A beckoning hand?
the algae broiling in the rolling brine?
The beacon, there! Beyond the land!
There. Right there! The horison line.

a shimmer detaches, reaches the band
enters the ever ending cycle
the brine’s become tabernacle
a glimmer of music – a mere strand
the beckoning, there beyond the land!


I’m participating in a poetry MOOC through Future Learn.

5 thoughts on “A Rondel

  1. I like this. It has the roll of the sea in it.

  2. I love the poem. I’ll be interested to hear what you think of the course and what you got from it.

    • Thanks. High time I learn form poetry! I’ll make notes as I go along and will post.

      • Oh good, I am interested in how you will like being a student, and what you think of the role, because I think you are very proficient now and inspired. What you feel that instruction in formal terms will bring to you, when you are finished with the class, that is what I will be interested to hear.

        • Thanks for thinking I’m proficient! Your points of interest will add a focus I haven’t thought of! I’ll be back … with notes!

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