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Let’s learn something new, shall we?

Writing a villanelle:

19 lines, iambic pentameter if you want to be fancy.  rhyme scheme – 

A1
B
A2

A
B
A1

A
B
A2

A
B
A1

A
B
A2

A
B
A1
A2

The numbered A’s must repeat as if they are a refrain.  Duality of context helps change the meaning of each iteration as it is read.  This is a very rigid poetic format, but what you will find is that it liberates you and your thoughts.  Think of it as a master-piece shoehorn.  If you complete one, I can say (broadly) that you’ve accomplished something of merit.

Hug someone today, they may need it.

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Written by brianmz

March 23, 2009 at 1:49 pm

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  1. An Immortal Lament

    I’ll stay inside until the night,
    Now and ever the only way,
    I do not dare to fight the light.

    The innocent I often fright,
    So early day I do not stray,
    I’ll stay inside until the night.

    The sun always my source of blight,
    I turn to dust and blow away,
    I do not dare to fight the light.

    Ages ago I played a knight,
    Then found a way to ever stay,
    I’ll stay inside until the night.

    In danger I can take to flight,
    Atop the wind escape and sway,
    I do not dare to fight the light.

    Alas, I have erred in hindsight,
    Alone, alone I spend my day,
    I’ll stay inside until the night,
    I do not dare to fight the light.

    Benjamin

    March 24, 2009 at 8:24 am

    • Bravo! I did not think anyone would bother. I am very impressed! Any more people or poets reading?

      brianmz

      March 24, 2009 at 9:09 am


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