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Date Night (and the day after)

Opening line from "Highway Five Love Poem" by Ruth L. Schwartz


This is a love poem for all the tomatoes
I squished to make our Date-Night spaghetti.
Our love, like the pasta, was shiny.  So the story goes.

We sit at our table, between us a rose
Red as the marinara I chose.  (He let me).
This is a love poem for all our tomatoes.

We watch the steam, which the mouth quickly blows
Away (like the wind and those petals the day he met me).
Our love, like the pasta, was sticky.  So the story goes.

We sip our red wine.  Chianti, it has a good nose.
(In the morning, do you think he will regret me?)
This is a love poem.  For all our tomatoes

Are gone, just as the wine hides grapes squished by toes
in authentic California vineyards.  (You get me?)
Our love, like the pasta, was steamy.  So the story goes.

We finish our meal with gestures the other knows.
(I wonder if he'll someday forget me.)
This isn't a love poem for all our tomatoes.
Our love, like our pasta, was al dente.  So our story goes.


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Although the moon shines bright

The night looms dark tonight,
All alone without thee
Although the moon shines bright.

I know no bound, my plight
Missing your pleasant glee
The night looms dark tonight.

Silhouettes deepen my fright
Sans you to embrace me
Although the moon shines bright.

I do not have the might
To move on without thee
The night looms dark tonight.

I cannot see a sight
As your thoughts blinded me
Although the moon shines bright.

 Oh!, how will be the nights
Without you beside me.
The night looms dark tonight
Although the moon shines bright.


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Between the Stingers

Trust, like a pitiless whore-master, grins
as between the sheets and at my breasts, he suckles.
Though Cupid lauds' the joy, I feel only stings.

The manic moon shivers to shriek-like violins
as trusting seed is split and son-less my knees buckle
mother-less street urchin blanched, impatient, sin.

In sympathy the sun pales night's mood swings
seeking to caress and hold with a fractured chuckle
love's exhausted, and misspent, ripened lingerings 

To the dying day and I, cry of might-have-beens
ivory white my ice hands, my bleeding knuckles
Trust like a pitiless whore-master grins
Though Cupid lauds' the joy, I feel only stings.
 



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Here I Lie Dreaming of You

Here I lie dreaming of you,
Taken from me so many years ago,
It’s the only thing I have left to do.

Your glistening eyes of cobalt blue,
Illuminates the night of fallen snow.  
Here I lie dreaming of you,

Velvety hair shimmering through  
Moonlit forest, a golden glow,
It’s the only thing I have left to do.	

Why did you break my heart in two?  
And why did you have to go? 
Here I lie dreaming of you,

My eyes shut and I suddenly knew,	
We’ll soon rejoin in the eternal flow, 
It’s the only thing I have left to do.	

My time has passed, and my life through, 
Angels take me to our final plateau.
Here I lie dreaming of you,
It’s the only thing I have left to do.


Lost Love 
Written by: Greg Stanley
January 12, 2012


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CYANIDE




I drank cyanide from your lying lips,
Just for one touch, I’ve embraced rusted nails,
Pain remains, but all reason slowly slips.

The world has disappeared, a full eclipse,
Hanging trees reach out with their branches frail,
I drank cyanide from your lying lips.

Each curl you kissed is gone, quick, little snips,
Flames ate our letters in a blackened pail,
Pain remains, but all reason slowly slips.

Mail piles on the wet floor while the tap drips,
Walls pull me to corners that clutch and wail, 
I drank cyanide from your lying lips.

Numbly like a ghost, our photos I rip,
But your eyes cremate and your smile impales, 
Pain remains, but all reason slowly slips.

Love is weak, it beseeches, crawls then nips,
Yet your train left on sturdy, silent rails,
I drank cyanide from your lying lips,
Pain remains, but all reason slowly slips.



*Written January 12, 2012 for Francine Roberts’ 4 Forms, 4 Themes contest
**Theme chosen: Lost love (and lost mind)


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Profond intérieur

From my breaking point, i try to reframe
All my thoughts seem to sway
My heart hates what my mind became

Every emotion in my body, i try to tame
my mind says go, my heart says stay
from my breaking point, i try to reframe

For my mistakes, i take the blame
maybe we'll be again some day
my heart hates what my mind became

I smile just to hide my shame
For my wrongs to you, I will pay
from my breaking point, i try to reframe

I feel crooked with no aim
alone again, tonight I'll lay
my heart hates what my mind became

Now harshly we play in loves game
Disappearing fast like snow in may
From my breaking point, i try to reframe
My heart hates what my mind became


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Shattered Glass

my reflection is lost within your eyes
and i long to see the me of day's gone
past, as the glass that once held more than cries

broken is the soul of that which could rise,
as i sift through the pieces of myself
my reflection is lost within your eyes

i see the fragments of me in your lies
but truth and healing are locked deep inside
past, as the glass that once held more than cries

i know even a rose in beauty dies
yet still i bleed myself dry from your thorns 
my reflection is lost within your eyes

i turn and look for my own self to rise
but i lay cold in this bed of framed time 
past, as the glass that once held more than cries

healing never comes, i bid my good-byes
and close my eyes deep within your own stare,
my reflection is lost within your eyes
past, as the glass that once held more than cries


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Head vs. Heart

Today is the day my heart has to take a stand
Against the agony and anguish of being alone.
Hopefully today, my head can make it understand

That it has unequivocally had the upper hand.
It’s a prudent proposition, the evidence has shown;
Today is the day my heart has to take a stand.

How can you hold on to this hollow strand
Holding this overly oppressive weight of stone?
Hopefully today, my head can make it understand

That forever is but a forgotten fire never fanned
By the fervor of two fevered souls never grown.
Today is the day my heart has to take a stand.

Hasn’t the bullying, bullfighting, butting and
Beating been enough to burst every single bone?
Hopefully today, my head can make it understand

That war is definitely warranted and I command!
Love has become loathsome liar we must disown!
Today is the day my heart has to take a stand,
Today, my head will make it understand.


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I Was So Very Happy

I was so very happy those days ago,
The sunny days and moon filled nights;
How beautiful you were, I loved you so.

Sparkling blue eyes with a radiant glow,
Your gentle touch fueled such delights;
I was so very happy those days ago.

In dreams our love becomes a picture show
Like Hollywood stars under the lights;
How beautiful you were, I loved you so.

I remember our kiss beneath the mistletoe,
With your moist lips, oh how it excites,
I was so very happy those days ago.

Our love was alive and began to grow,
It felt like it would reach endless heights;
How beautiful you were, I loved you so.

Then suddenly there came a turbulent flow
Like a dying star or one that ignites;
I was so very happy those days ago.
How beautiful you were, I loved you so.	


February 2, 2014
Greg Stanley


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Your Door

Once, I stood naked, sweet fool at your door.
A free spirit in chains, cold on my feet,
Aching  for answers, my back on your floor!

Words,you said, only complicate things more,
Yet secrets slipped while gripping the sheets.
Once,  I stood naked,sweet fool at your door.

Lips whispered I was unique to explore.
I blushed under the rhythm of your beat,
Aching for answers, my back on your floor!

Two hearts racing like never before,
On fire, you shook, writhing in my  heat!
Once, I stood naked, sweet fool at your door.

The love in your eyes was hell to ignore.
 As you were leaving our tears were discrete, 
Aching for answers, my back on your floor!

It's my fault you don'n sleep there anymore!
I knew better, still, I crept down your street.
Once, I stood naked, sweet fool at your door,
Aching for answers my back on your floor!

-Tiffany Dawn 2010


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mother WHO i HATE

Mother, mother can't you see?
How much are you putting the needle,
Deep inside of  my heart?
I know the pain won't go away!
I know you are blind to see the truth!

Pain pain pain,
When will you go away?
Anger, hate & discouragement
Always comes my way!
What am I supposed to do?
I feel alone deep inside,
I feel the empty pressure against my chest,
In a prison of hate,
I am sick of the people who I love,
Betraying me & ruining the trust,
God above who sees your actions,
I hope He will never forgives you,
For you who keep on sin.

One day you will see 
Throw my eyes & my pain,
One day you will stop on pretend,
Realize your mistakes,
It will be too late,
I will be gone far away,
I will never come back again!


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Torn Apart

Days and days have passed no new introspection
Nothing to search for, the clock moves so slow
Looking into my eyes reveals an empty reflection

At times anger coursed through me like an infection
Guilt turned to blame and like a cancer it did grow
Days and days have passed no new instropection

The reasons why not found, I search every direction
Such powerful emotion and feeling, I had to let go
Looking into my eyes reveals an empty reflection

Hearing words like these you raised your objection
Over the time I know my patience has been low
Days and days have passed now new introspection

Facing the fading will of time there is no protection
Patience from above required, sadly I live here below
Looking into my eyes reveals an empty reflection

A new foundation in the midst, awaiting erection
Imprisoned by uncertainty, emotion cannot flow
Days and days have passed no new introspection
Looking into my eyes reveals an empty reflection



Written By Wayland Bunch II on 1/6/2014
Inspired by Love will tear us apart by Joy Division
Lyrics below from lyricsmode.com


Love Will Tear us Apart-Joy Division

When routine bites hard,
And ambitions are low.
And resentment rides high,
But emotions won't grow.
And we're changing our ways,
Taking different roads.

Then love,
Love will tear us apart again...
Love,
Love will tear us apart again...
And love,
Love will tear us apart again...
Love,
Love will tear us apart again...

Why is the bedroom so cold?
You've turned away on your side.
Is my timing that flawed?
Our respect runs so dry.
Yet there's still this appeal,
That we've kept through our lives.

Then love,
Love will tear us apart again...
Love,
Love will tear us apart again...
And love,
Love will tear us apart again...
Love,
Love will tear us apart again...

You cry out in your sleep,
All my feelings exposed
And there's a taste in my mouth,
As desperation takes hold.
Is it something so good,
Just can't function no more.

Then love,
Love will tear us apart again...
Love,
Love will tear us apart again...
And love,
Love will tear us apart again...
Love,
Love will tear us apart again...


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Fugitive Spirit

This is the last of us you'll ever see.
You've executed that initial thrill.
With this goodbye, at last you're free of me.

Though you might miss the way we used to be,
Of recent suffering, you've had your fill;
This is the last of us you'll ever see.

Resist arrest, no penitentiary
Can hold an edgy soul against its will.
With this goodbye, at last you're free of me.

Be agile and elude captivity.  
Embrace no fondness that you wouldn’t kill.
This is the last of us you'll ever see.

You'll live a life now as an escapee
Concealing yourself with uncanny skill
With this goodbye, at last you're free of me.

Accept the fact however you did flee
You have emerged a harder person still.
This is the last of us you'll ever see.
With this goodbye, at last you're free of me.


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A Love Lost

How could I be so careless with you?
	Allowed my dreams to be expectations.
	I loved you so much but now I have lost you.

	To another’s arms I flew,
	what were my intentions?
	How could I be so careless with you?

	She laughed and bid me adieu,
	was I fooled by her fairy like tokens?
	I loved you so much but now I have lost you.


	Why could I not stay true?
	All that is left, just disillusions,
	How could I be so careless with you?

	While I was alone my love blossomed anew
	I think of you and my life sweetens
I loved you so much but now I have lost you.


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My Soul's Twin

I loved you, though my heart's not free.
On borrowed time, we took the leap.
(My soul's twin that can never be)

In your arms, our need's decree,
connection felt so strong, I weep.
I loved you, though my heart's not free.

Desire we felt most ardently,
the frenzy pulling us down deep.
(My soul's twin that can never be)

Half maddened by our passion, we
indulged the fire that in us, keep.
I loved you, though my heart's not free.

You're there within my mind's debris
to haunt my dreams when I'm asleep.
(My soul's twin that can never be)

Goodbye. You took a piece of me.
What two have sown, three now must reap.
I loved you, though my heart's not free,
(my soul's twin that can never be).


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Are you Lost

Are you lost or do you not want to be found
Probably both answers contain some fact
Is uncertainty the thing that has you bound

The very simplest things now see profound
With shyness you step forward then retract
Are you lost or do you not want to be found

My message rings over and over as I hound
Hoping someday you'll find yourself intact
Is uncertainty the thing that has you bound

Flying high before now thrown to the ground
Seemingly confused forgetting how to react
Are you lost or do you not want to be found

Don't you know the world isn't flat it’s round
Yesterday circles by to perform another act
Is uncertainty the thing that has you bound

Swim against the current and you drowned
Search your heart for what you really lack
Are you lost or do you not want to be found
Is uncertainty the thing that has you bound



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When Two Worlds Collide

What happens when two worlds collide?
Will there by earthquakes, hurricanes, or tsunamis
When combining something that should stay divided?

It's like a scientist's experiment 
Will it work, or will it not?
What happens when two worlds collide?

Will everything co-exist in perfect harmony like dew on a flower after a rain shower?
Or erupt like a landslide during a volcano? 
When combining something that should stay divided?

And will love come through as strong as ever to seal the deal
Or crash and burn on the dreams of tomorrow? 
What happens when two worlds collide?

When all seems lost and hope is scarce; will it re-ignite into yesterday's flame
And light the world with burning desire,
When combining something that should stay divided?

Even though I try no to remember you and the love we once shared, I can't help but wonder
Why, why...
Did our two worlds collide when they should have stayed divided?


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Looking for you

I got lost, looking for you
Searching deep within a soul
Now, I’ve lost myself too!

I looked in many faces, only a few
I searched the clouds above that roll
I got lost, looking for you

Rolling around in morning dew
So alone and in the cold
Now, I’ve lost myself too!

Have I shut love out, became a shrew
Fleeting youth as I grow old
I got lost, looking for you

My love once soared, passion flew
Delicate whispers not to be told
Now, I’ve lost myself too!

Did I miss the sign, ignore the cue
Pass the bridge, forget the toll
I got lost, looking for you
Now I’ve lost myself too!


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IF ONCE

If once you ever loved me, let me know.
For pipe dreams in the sky do fade away.
Before I leave your life, please tell me so.

Though past mistakes we made have brought us woe,
the hope that once we shared is here to stay.
If once you ever loved me, let me know.

Years on straddle fences take its toll.
Too deep for wounded hearts to ever say.
Before I leave your life, please tell me so.

I miss the crisp moonlight romantic stroll,
and stolen passion moments of the day.
If once you ever loved me, let me know.

Your eyes, your smile, your kiss that makes me glow.
Are now too high a price for me to pay
I hate to leave your life, I love you so.

I cry deep tears of sorrow as I go,
and pray that we find us again some day.
If once you ever loved me, let me know
before I leave your life, please tell me so.

Copyright ©2007 TEG 


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I Don't Want to Loose Her

Here I sit, staring at the wall,
- trying to figure out what to do. 
Hoping our love won't fall.
*
I pick up the phone and try to call,
- but I feel so cold, so down, so blue. 
Here I sit, staring at the wall. 
*
With out her here I can not walk, only crawl.
- Always just one, but soon we'll be two. 
Hoping our love won't fall.
*
My eyes tear up, I begin to bawl.
- She would say, "Together forever, me and you." 
Here I sit, staring at the wall.
*
If I loose her I'll have nothing, nothing at all! 
- I will be lost, and without a clue. 
Hoping our love won't fall.
*
Constantly pacing up and down the hall,
- but she's stuck to my heart with the strongest of glue. 
Here I sit staring at the wall, 
Hoping our love won't fall.
---
JE 


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BELIEVE

Believe

You told me you loved me.
I foolishly believed you.
I fell for you, like never before

I believed you loved me.
I shouldn’t have, because you
Left me forever, all alone.

You left me,
Broken without you.
Feeing like I was not enough, for anyone.

You wanted more,
Than I could give you.
My affection was all I could give.

I wouldn’t give it to someone
Who wouldn’t care, like you.
Love is all I can give.

One day, I will believe in love.
It won’t be someone like you.
I will wait for the man who will love
Me no matter what I chose to give.


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The Curse of Eros - Revised and Recited

Always too soon, too slow, too fast, too late,
Young Eros takes aim, pulling tight his bow.
True Lovers discover eternal fate.

Grinning as tension is released and straight
Flies the deeply piercing crimson arrow.
Always too soon, too slow, too fast, too late.

Knowing his prey may never consummate
While bound by promises. Steeped in sorrow
True Lovers discover eternal fate.

His indifference to joy and pain innate,
He fills with pleasure the wounds we hallow,
Always too soon, too slow, too fast, too late.

They, bleeding passions once dormant, fixate.
Their future once sure, now lost in shadow.
True Lovers discover eternal fate.

Love holds no promises of tomorrow.
When blind Eros strikes, full hearts turn fallow.
True Lovers discover eternal fate
Always too soon, too slow, too fast, too late.

Michael F. Lewis
4/14/2013

Recited:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JepmRbt5MY


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Looking for you

I got lost, looking for you
Searching deep within a soul
Now I've lost myself too.

I looked in many faces, only a 
few
I searched the clouds above 
that roll
I got lost looking for you

Rolling around in morning dew
So alone and in the cold
Now I've lost myself too.

I have shut love out, become a 
shrew 
Fleeting youth as I grow old
I got lost, looking for you.

My love once soared, passion 
flew
Delicate whispers not to be told
Now I've lost myself too. 

Did I miss the sign, ignore the 
cue
Pass the bridge, forgot the toll
I got lost looking for you
Now I've lost myself too!


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Villanelle The fall from grace is the shame borne as lost face

Villanelle: The fall from grace is the shame borne as lost face

The fall from grace is the shame borne as lost face
What were once cherished hopes serve only to nag
The first to fall papal pride in the purple stride of mace

All that one once fought for family position place
Lie now trodden by the wayside no sweat nor brag
The fall from grace is the shame borne as lost face

The once fine psittacine nose at parties shone with grace
Now hangs pudgy a curlicue strawberry smudge a snag
The first to fall papal pride in the purple stride of mace

The ego shifts about the hidden interstices of the maze
Fears of the embattled siege in the psyche’s empty bag
The fall from grace is the shame borne as lost face

Sudden moments of anger take all spouse job and lace 
Ego stomps out of the house grimacing grudge vowing no lag  
The first to fall papal pride in the purple stride of mace

Deserted one sits unwashed on the pavements in disgrace
Eyes avert insatiable molly-coddled egos which drag gag
The fall from grace is the shame borne as lost face
The first to fall papal pride in the purple stride of mace

© T. Wignesan – Paris, 2014


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Nightfall

The night has come and I have lost my way.
With recklessness, I frittered daylight hours.
Surprised am I at ending of the day.

Refusing guidance, I began to stray,
Paid no attention to the threat of showers.
The night has come and I have lost my way.

Confused as whether it is wise to stay,
I tremble at the sight of hovering towers.
Surprised am I at ending of the day.

Dark clouds have covered the full moon's bright ray
And just ahead a menacing form cowers.
The night has come and I have lost my way.

Deep weariness has caused me great dismay.
I lie down in a bed of sweet wild flowers.
Surprised am I at ending of the day.

My guardian angel urges me to pray.
My safety is beyond my  mortal powers.
The night has come and I  have lost my way.
Surprised am I at ending of the day.

Written March 15 2015, 


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My Love, I Have Missed You Since You Have Been Gone

My love, I have missed you since you have been gone. Into my memory is burned that infamous day. I have lost you, but I must carry on. Overcome with sleeplessness, I can’t help each yawn. What was sunny is now cloudy since you went away. My love, I have missed you since you have been gone. A king has been devalued to nothing but a pawn. You ignored each plea I submitted for your stay. I have lost you, but I must carry on. The morning dew still beads across the lawn. The tiny rainbows in each one went astray. My love, I have missed you since you have been gone. I am forever hopeful new love will spawn. However, each hope seems to fade and decay. I have lost you, but I must carry on. Darkness still holds an advantage over the dawn. All the colors in the prism have turned to gray. My love, I have missed you since you have been gone. I have lost you, but I must carry on. Written January 12, 2012 for Francine's contest theme of "lost love"


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Wilting Sunlight and a Daisy Once White

Tell me, tell me, the little voice hisses – 
Your deepest secret; your childish delight.
Of buried schemes and dreams it whispers.

Why do you darken my world and line it in creases; 
Crushed in the clasp of your blinding city lights?
Tell me, tell me, the little voice hisses.

When you’re drowning, staggering, it reaches
Out – of castles hidden beneath the tapestry of night, 
Of buried schemes and dreams, it whispers.

In a saccharine world layered with lies and kisses, 
Why are you so mindless to your plight?
Tell me, tell me, the little voice hisses.

Sure as the sun sets, a daisy must wither; 
Silently – creeping has the day come for your rite – 
Of buried schemes and dreams it whispers. 

In your mind, defying Time, a little boy lingers;
Of buried schemes and dreams he whispers.
Your heart still remembers our world so bright,
So why have you left? The little voice cries.


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My Mind a Pit

What is her name tell me what is her name 
I am searching for someone I once knew 
Everything is nothing and life's a game 

And this is no longer easy to tame 
I am burdening I know it is true 
What is her name tell me what is her name 

Her eyes have grown weary and I to blame 
I try so hard with strength to find a clue 
Everything is nothing and life's a game 

She's worried and I don't want to bring shame 
But soon there will be nothing to pursue 
What is her name tell me what is her name 

This disease now a notorious fame 
Someone will be approaching soon but who 
Everything is nothing and life's a game 

She is here now she approached through the frame 
Progress has not been made what do I do 
What is her name tell me what is her name 
Everything is nothing a life's a game 


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Villanelle: The lesson cannot just be one life's lost

Villanelle : The lesson cannot just be one life’s lost

     for Trayvon Martin’s parents

The lesson cannot just be one life’s lost
   When all around daily thousands are crushed
Small lives remind us of big causes most

Who followed whom and for what purpose just
   The enigma’s always formed well-brushed
The lesson cannot just be one life’s lost

Generations march step by step foremost
   To repeal Tyrant Laws meanly enmeshed
Small lives remind us of big causes most

Is there such a thing as a real black ghost   
   Would it have in its hands a black head dashed
The lesson cannot just be one life’s lost

Would those who cling most to this world make boast
   That the next honour their desires cherished
Small lives remind us of big causes most

Can our lives mean as much as those lost
   In great battles of the minds Space unleashed
The lesson cannot just be one life’s lost
Small lives remind us of big causes most

© T. Wignesan – Paris, 2013


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Tears For You

My tears for you cascade like rain
hurt confusion from my mirror does peer
I fail to wash away my pain

My heart by you has just been slain
but the reason still unclear
my tears for you cascade like rain

My bleeding soul does slowly drain
with every shedding tear
I fail to wash away my pain

Sounding like some haunting refrain
your words are all I hear
my tears for you cascade like rain

In growing shadows I have lain
all alone the dark I fear
I fail to wash away my pain

Tell me how do I live again
with you no longer near?
My tears for you cascade like rain
I fail to wash away my pain


For Catie Lindsey's Villanelle Me contest