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Villanelle: Martin-Pecheur, the Fisher King

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Villanelle: Martin-Pecheur, the Fisher King

Villanelle : Martin-Pêcheur*, the Fisher King	

Walk not dark alleys nor the dim-lit lane
   Darkless suns lighten not the skin in vain
Cry not « Help ! » « Help ! » lest you be thought insane

Stand not your ground  in the land guns profane
   Hark ! the voice struggling through ageless pain
Walk not dark alleys nor the dim-lit lane

Think not who will keep vigil high on vane
   Winds echo myriad voices with rain
Cry not « Help ! » « Help ! » lest you be thought insane

Seek not to proclaim your forefathers’ bane
   Your pathetic looks of sufferance contain
Walk not dark alleys nor the dim-lit lane
 
Your life you bartered for a head sans mane
   Who thought well he had everything to gain
Cry not « Help ! » « Help ! » lest you be thought insane

Towards which Red Star* must spirit emplane
   When your King his son wishes you ordain
Walk not dark alleys nor the dim-lit lane
Cry not « Help ! » « Help ! » lest you be thought insane

•	Martin-Pêcheur : French for « kingfisher » ; here the Fisher King
* Red Star : Red dwarfs in our Milky Way where some 60 billion planets circulating them
       could likely support life.

© T. Wignesan – Paris, 2013

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  1. Date: 7/6/2013 8:45:00 PM
    This is such a great write! It is so well written and obviously comes from a talented mind. Wonderful work!

    Wignesan Avatar T Wignesan
    Date: 7/7/2013 4:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    That's really very kind of you, April. Guess I'm in a bit of a quandary for words to record my gratitude. I do suppose you were able to pin down the topic under discussion which seems to pre-occupy America right at this moment, though the actual treatment goes beyond media interest and takes the matter into other realms. Thanks ever so much. "Gabriella" is French? Non? Every good wish. Wignesan