(Rondelet) “I Searched My Heart”


I searched my heart; forgiveness brought;
her schemes were poison and my hell.
I searched my heart; forgiveness brought:
Her lies, dead promises I fought.
So drew the water’s magic spell
for damning holds an empty well.
So searched my heart; forgiveness brought.

Rondelet (French form) 7 lines, 3 Refrains, line 1,3,7.
Rhyme Scheme: AbAabbA, Meter: Iambic Tetrameter.