Of Course (Rondeau)

Of course you are not model thin,
And yes, you have some blotchy skin.
Your nose may lack the market price,
But that has never been a vice,
The greatest beauty lies within.

You have a slightly crooked grin,
And what it does to me is sin;
I should not have to tell you twice,
Of course you are

Beautiful, it makes me spin.
I love the dimple in your chin,
The parting in your hair, precise,
And yet for you it won’t suffice;
You ask me, “Am I?” with chagrin.
Of course you are.

The Rondeau Challenge is ongoing, as are all challenges, for whenever you have an itch to try something new.

102 thoughts on “Of Course (Rondeau)

  1. sweet! I love it! Beauty truly IS in the eye of the beholder…and the more i love someone the more beauty I see. 🙂

    1. Yes, I find it difficult to distinguish inner and outer beauty for they become one and the same through the eyes of love. 🙂

  2. Beauty within. And beauty in the beholder. Lovely.x

  3. Lovely words.

  4. I sooooo loved this. There’s something about those last two lines that really touched and tickled me – gorgeous. Oh, and rhyming grin and sin…I wasn’t expecting that one:-) H xxx

    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed this one. 🙂

  5. this made me smile.. i love this very much.. xo

    1. Your smile makes me smile. 🙂

  6. Cubby, So precious, I love the last line, “Of course you are!” Besides beauty is in the oye of beholder…

  7. Beauty most certainly comes from within. Very good.

  8. i’m truly touched in fact. so much i wish i was in love.

    1. I think you have a warm and loving heart and hope you find someone who will treasure it. 🙂

      1. thank you. you are warm and loving for saying so..

  9. Yipes…what a lovely song! It made me smile from ear to ear! Have fun!

  10. Amen to this message! Fantastic job!!! 🙂

    1. Many thanks! Glad you enjoyed it. 🙂

  11. Wonderful message….one I often need to hear. 🙂 Hope you are enjoying your time away!!

    1. I think most females need to hear this message to counteract the insecurities that we have learned we should have about our appearance. I enjoyed my time away, but I am happy to be back home! 🙂

  12. Love this message. We need more people advocating for inner beauty 🙂

    1. It would be nice if there were more MALES who did this though hehe. 🙂

      1. Yes, we do! Do you know of the blogs – “miss representation in America” and “the art of manliness”? If not, you should check ’em out 🙂

  13. This reminds me of the classic song “My Funny Valentine”!
    Is your figure less than Greek?/Is your mouth a little weak?/When you open it to speak, are you smart?/ But don’t change a hair for me/Not if you care for me/ Stay, little Valentine, stay!/Each day is Valentine’s Day….

    1. “My Funny Valentine” is harsher in the depiction of the female’s appearance as “laughable” and “unphotographable”, but the message is definitely the same. 🙂

      1. True, it has an edge to it! But that’s Lorenz Hart all over.

  14. I love it! And will consider doing more challenges. Come back safe.

    1. I came back safe…although we passed at least 10 cars that ended up in ditches because of all the snow. Time to get the winter tires on!

      1. Oh dear, that’s not good.

  15. WoW that is beautiful

    1. I’m so glad you think so! 🙂

  16. Such a lovely poem, Cubby! I think this one will resonate with many readers.

    1. Well, female readers at least, and I suppose male readers who have to put up with these females lol. 🙂

  17. Sigh satisfactorily after reading poem. Lurveet!

  18. Saturn With Earrings October 28, 2013 — 8:15 am

    Heart warming 🙂 As always.

  19. Cool!!!!!!!!! Nice one Cubby!

  20. When you love someone, everything about them is beautiful. Wonderful words.

  21. This is beautiful Cubby!!!

  22. Hey, Sweet Friend….It is November 3, and you have not been on for a few days. I just wanted to say you are missed, and I hope you are alright. Big hugs and my thoughts sent your way.

  23. Beautiful words and I will say the same as `naturerestoreme´up there, when you love someone everything about them is beautiful, well almost everything.

  24. I love this – beauty is in the eye of the beholder x

  25. Where are you Cubby? Miss you:( Been too long.

  26. Came back to check on you again. Sigh….miss you, Sweet Friend. I hope all is well. If something is up and you need a friend, just email me if you like. Much love…many prayers…sent your way. {{{{Sonya}}}}

  27. I hope you’re okay – your post says you’ll be back… but you’ve not been… sending love your way x

    1. Worried….. sending hugs x

  28. aw this is so sweet, Cubby. I feel everyone needs a little pat on the back at times, a little re-assurance..be it about their own beauty, inner or outer and their capability. thank you for sharing this reminder 🙂

  29. Your blog has really took off. I’m not surprised to be honest as you are amazing. This one didn’t appear on my viewer. I don’t understand why but I really enjoyed it.

  30. I keep rereading this and love it so..noticing new lines that strike me. I find a crooken grin so cute and sex…I WANT that now {stomps off sulking, arms folded in front of my chest}…dimples…oh yes!!! oh well, my imagination is good, I will add this post to it now:) Miss you, Cubby!!!

  31. Love it 🙂 Just catching up on reading and see nothing from you for days…hope all is well.

  32. Aren’t you back yet Cubby? I keep checking up for a new post on your blog… hope all is well… take care… 🙂

  33. Still checking on you. Hope you do not mind. I miss you. Very much. Hope you are well, Sonya. You are in my thoughts and prayers still.

  34. I hope all is well Sonya I have been thinking and worrying about you

  35. It is been a while since I have seen and read your wonderfull presence. I really REALLY hope you are ok and that your absence is nothing but happiness inspired. I know I am not the only one wondering where you went, but know that we are all thinking of you daily and awaiting your return.

  36. Where are you, Cubby? I miss your words 😀

  37. CUBBY WHERE ARE YOU?????????? this is a realllly long time to be away from all of us. I hope you are out dancing with your cat or something equally nice. Hope all is well. Come back. we miss you.

  38. Wondering about you as well, missing your daily gifts… Take care of you.

  39. I really like the last three lines.

  40. Cubby.. I’m back again, to say I miss you and that you are in my thoughts and prayers… Really hope you are well and that we all hear from you soon 🙂

  41. Miss you…even Bette moaned reowrrrrrrr today. Thinking of you, Sonya.xx

  42. Still missing you, Sweet Pea!! I am praying you are well and just taking a break. So many of us are missing you!! Much love!! Skye

  43. I have been checking your site to see if you have posted. Wishing you the very best in whatever it is you are doing! Perhaps you are writing poetry books! Sending you wonderful thoughts!

  44. Wowsa! That’s awesome.

  45. Hey again!! I wrote about you here today….just missing you. Your presence brightened my every day here. I hope you are well. Much love….Skye..


  46. Where are you? Hope and pray everything is okay.

  47. Lorraine Marie Reguly November 26, 2013 — 7:21 am

    I just wanted to let you know that I have bestowed an award upon you, because you are one of the bloggers I admire! You can read about this award at http://lorrainemariereguly.wordpress.com/2013/11/26/the-one-lovely-blog-award-gets-this-lovely-blogger-to-identify-her-rapist-lorne-chabot/ – and whether or not you choose to accept it is totally up to you! 🙂

  48. Sonya, wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving! Sheila

  49. Hello lovely. I think you’re away so probably not aware I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award because I love your blog!

  50. I come back every day hoping to find you’ve been… we’re all worried about you. I hope you’re okay and if not please let us know if there’s ANYTHING we can do. xxxx

  51. Gosh, Cubby, I miss you and your creativity a bunch. Where are you? 😦 Please be okaaaaay. ❤

  52. Dear Cubby, where are you? I am getting worried. I haven’t heard from you for months…

  53. Cubby dear, you have made such a difference to my life and I want to thank you for all your support and encouragement. Of course, I miss you terribly, but I also understand there are times when our lives need our undivided attention. I truly hope I will see your presence again one day and if there is anything I can do to assist, I am just an email away. Take care. x Robyn

  54. A simple word will do,
    For those of us who care,
    Just to share,
    With us you’re okay,
    No details needed,
    “I’am fine” would be a nice clue

  55. So many people miss you Cubby, so many people care,
    I hope you are ok, as I miss you too.

  56. Can´t hit the LIKE button in these stupid internet caffes, so here it goes…………………hit it !!!…………..LIKE.

  57. Hi, Cubby. I was thinking today of how much I miss seeing your lovely poems. I hope all is well with you.

  58. Is it just me? Or is anyone else wondering where this lady has gone? Cubby, where are you? I’m a natural born worrier and you’ve got me worried. I’ve even tried emailing you. If you’re out there let us know you’re ok. I miss you. And I know I must not be the only one.x

  59. I was thinking the same as the others – hope you’re ok Cubby???

  60. lulupoetrycorner January 3, 2014 — 11:55 am

    Missing and thinking of you. God Bless…please respond so we know you are ok….

  61. Cubby, I miss your encouraging and thought provoking words, please come back.

  62. Hope you are well…sure miss your Reowrrrr; hugs and blessings, Oliana xx


  64. Cubby…Think of you always… where are you? 😦

  65. Still wondering where you are – hope you’re ok????!!!

  66. Where did you go Cubby 😦

  67. Sonya, we miss you so much and we are so so so worried. Let us hear something!

  68. Thinking of you! Miss your beautiful words, they brought a lot of us joy!

  69. Just come by to see if you’ve been here. You’re not. I really hope you’re just too busy… xxx

  70. This is excellent. I definitely will be having a go at this. Thank you for sharing!

  71. Dear Cubby, I miss you so much! Please say a word or email me. I am so so worried for you. I always love you and think about you…

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