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Led Astray

The pregnant moon has led a man astray. His life, and others too, he’ll devastate. The plane trip of a fool begins today. A lunacy infection in him lay simmering, his heart to penetrate. The pregnant moon has led a man astray. For on a night of moon’s full bloom in May, he saw the face which led him to this gate. The plane trip of a fool begins today. His passion for her grew with each foray estranging him from his kids and dear mate. The pregnant moon has led a man astray. She launched his thousand ships, then went away. His plan , like waxing moon, would soon gestate. The plane trip of a fool begins today. Now he waits for take-off on the runway- not knowing of his flame’s marital state! The pregnant moon has led a man astray. The plane trip of a fool begins today. Jan. 21, 2020 N/A in Your Best 2019-2020 Villanelle' Poetry Contest (except for me, it's my ONLY villanelle in a year) Now I enter it in John Hamilton's 'N-A rerun 5' Contest

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Date: 1/26/2020 7:41:00 AM
A fool begins a journey which will end in heartbreak, he hasn't done his home work too well! Ingenious write my friend, best for a win. Hugs and love, Jennifer.
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Date: 1/24/2020 12:22:00 AM
Andrea, a sad tale well told. Love the reference to the thousand ships! Winning wishes to you in this challenging poetic form. See my Soupmail. Hugs ~ John
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Date: 1/22/2020 4:41:00 PM
So piercing to the heart... another story... of a lost soul. Leaves what is important for whisps and vapor posing as magic and perfume. Well written. Ann
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Date: 1/22/2020 2:22:00 PM
really excellent villanelle - i find these so hard. forgive me just leaving one comment tonight - I'm inundated with comments to return
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Date: 1/22/2020 12:04:00 PM
Hi Andrea,good villanelle.All the best for the contest.
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Date: 1/22/2020 9:13:00 AM
Nice one Andrea. Very creative, good luck. Tom
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Date: 1/22/2020 7:33:00 AM
very nicely done a captivating suspenseful write...
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Date: 1/22/2020 7:24:00 AM
Hope the man finds his way--well executed Andrea. All the best.
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Date: 1/22/2020 12:59:00 AM
The pregnant moon has led a man astray... i like the line.. Nice Villanelle.. Great entry in the contest.. Good luck..
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Date: 1/21/2020 11:45:00 PM
Great work Andrea, I’m glad to see somethings never change...
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Date: 1/21/2020 9:05:00 PM
I adore the concept of the "pregnant moon" - this is a beautiful villanelle. If you only wrote one, at least it was this one Andrea!
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