Wings in Ink (a rondel)

RAVENTATTOO

The ink in my skin is bewitched;
These feathers are thrumming like strings,
and life, it is flooding these wings.
It started this morning. It itched.

My shoulders have through the day twitched,
You’re stretching, and my pale flesh stings.
The ink in my skin is bewitched.
Your call echoes loudly, it rings.

You leap to the air without hitch,
while I’m tethered by earthly things.
Your first flight is fire, as it sings.
I’d give anything to have switched!
The ink in my skin is bewitched.

ABOUT:
The final Two-for-Tuesday prompt for this month is:
Write a realism poem. A poem that is rooted in the real world. Or…
Write a magical poem. A poem that incorporates magical or fantastical elements.

Or write like Gabriel Garcia Marquez and do both!

POETIC FORM: RONDEL
The rondel, a French poetic form, is a close cousin to the rondeau and triolet.

Here are the rondel poetry form rules:
1.Poem consists of 13 lines in 3 stanzas
2.Rhyme scheme: ABba/abAB/abbaA (uppercase letters are refrains)
3.Usually 8 syllables per line

If you wish to write a rondel prime (or supreme), add a 14th line.

FOR MORE ON THE FORM:
http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/rondel-poetry-form

LINK TO PROMPT:
http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/2014-april-pad-challenge-day-29

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