Sail Away


No guiding star
Will aid us on this windless sea
No guiding star
With gems so cursed and home so far
We thought our life would be carefree
No thought to what our fate would be
No guiding star

This is my second response to Jane Dougherty’s Poetry Challenge #37: Red boat, write a rondolet inspired by Odilon Redon’s La Voile jaune (The Yellow Sail).
As seen at Odilon Redon – The Complete Works, a boat (or barque) appears frequently in his paintings.
Rondolet ~ 7 lines with 2 rhymes – AbAabbA
~ the refrain has 4 syllables.
~ the other lines have 8 syllables
Image source: Indianapolis Museum of Art

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