and post notes and photos about your poem like Gary Bateman.
Author's Notes: This new Villanelle is a mirror image theme-wise of its title: "My Broken Heart Shall Never Now Last Forever." As I have noted before in other similar venues, love is certainly a most powerful emotion. It defines us as living, thinking beings in God's own image, and it is at the base of who we are as human beings and is reflective of our ability and desire to love one another, and to show compassion for others. Using the distinctive and powerful nature of the Villanelle format, I had decided to approach the poetic notion of a person's broken heart from the perspective of that person eventually meeting his or her predestined "true love," with the resulting desired change this event evokes in mending that person's "broken heart." Enjoy the poem. (Gary Bateman - November 18, 2018) (Villanelle)
Thematic Categories: allegory, destiny, emotions, god, heaven, love, and symbolism.