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Villanelle

May 23, 2012

I wrote this villanelle some time ago, and just revised it.  Coming soon: “the Box of Blackness”

(poem and graphic by A. Leon Miler)

To sing the song once it’s begun

Will find its way through out the day

Returns to start when all is done,

 

Or rainy days without the sun

Or greening leaves that spring through gray

To sing the song once it’s begun,

 

Or daffodils that bloom, they run

In haste, the days of March don’t stay,

Returns to start when all is done,

 

As summer days begin in sun

Sublime, involves the rest to play,

To sing the song once it’s begun,

 

The winds, they blow around, and gone;

Around and round, they don’t delay,

Returns to start when all is done.

 

Flower chains and a red ribbon

For you, my girls, to be so gay,

To sing the song once it’s begun

Returns to start when all is done.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. jilldomschot permalink
    May 23, 2012 5:00 pm

    This is a very good villanelle, in my opinion. I like the jogged rhythm in the 16th line. Also, the shorter lines give it a musical feel. You should, however, fix the its to it’s the repeating line “To sing the song once it’s begun.”

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