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A Day in the Life of an Aspiring Villanelle Poet

This form repeats too much, I say. It’s hard to write a villanelle— I’ll try again some other day. My rhyme begins without delay; It’s going fine, then—what the hell? This form repeats too much, I say. Doggone it! This is not okay! I’m under some nefarious spell. I’ll try again some other day. But no, I cannot stay away. I breathe, then smell that same old smell: This form repeats too much, I say. I took the bait; I’ve fallen prey; The crude result I cannot tell— I’ll try again some other day. And thus I end this odd ballet. (I’ve really never danced too well.) This form repeats too much, I say; I’ll try again some other day.

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Date: 2/11/2019 11:29:00 PM
Awesome result, Ed. Congrats on your win. Totally entertaining. LOL
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Ed Morris
Date: 2/12/2019 11:02:00 AM
Thank you, Line.
Date: 2/4/2019 10:04:00 PM
No flies on you if you will pardon the expression. Love this one. Think i could follow your work as long as you don't run for president. Have you had a true poet as President. I am a royalist I am afraid. We like our head of state having only pretend power and living in another country where they can't do us much harm. All the best David in NZ
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Date: 1/28/2019 9:55:00 PM
Fine humor, like fine wine, is to be savored again and again,...like fine wine is fine humor, to be again and again savored,...fine humor, that is, like fine wine... Congrats on a your well-deserved win! :) gw
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Ed Morris
Date: 1/28/2019 11:47:00 PM
:-)
Date: 1/26/2019 7:33:00 PM
love it love it love it!! Congrats on the win.
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Ed Morris
Date: 1/27/2019 2:22:00 PM
Thank you, Andrea.
Date: 1/26/2019 5:45:00 PM
CONGRATULATIONS on your well-deserved win, Ed! I love it! Janice
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Ed Morris
Date: 1/27/2019 2:22:00 PM
Thank you, Janice.
Date: 1/26/2019 2:44:00 PM
Congratulations on your third place in my contest with this really funny and fiendishly clever villanelle, Ed! I have included some further comments in my blog. Nina :o)
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Ed Morris
Date: 1/26/2019 4:40:00 PM
Thank you, Nina.
Date: 1/24/2019 5:53:00 PM
Yes you have nailed it! I think I am throwing in the towel! :)
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