Redondilla Notes

Using tetrameter or eight-syllable lines , the Redondilla is a quatrain that offers the poet a variety of rhyme schemes. An envelope of couplets, alternating couplets or conventional couplets, or even a combination of that.
The rhyme scheme possibilities are:

abba
abab
abab

In the following example Ryter uses a combination of the three rhyme schemes

Example

To A Kiss by Ryter Reothicle

I look at you, held in my arms,
Looking in dark mysterious pools.
Your eyes make me break all my rules,
Fixing me with your cobra charms.

Lips touch, creating magic benign
Dull day takes on a different sight.
Feeling your warm lips melt on mine,
The day brightens, dark clouds turn white.

During a kiss, you cannot hide
With the commitment there is pride.
First holding back, then surrender
Giving in to all that splendour

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