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The Greenwood - Villanelle

The Greenwood - Villanelle Under the ancient greenwood’s leafy shade, Beneath the hornbeam and the spreading oak Where moonglow shines into the sylvan glade From the Elven harps magic chords cascade. Harebells ring at exactly midnight’s stroke Under the ancient greenwood’s leafy shade. Fairy wings flicker as each note is played, Ancient Songs the gossamer strings evoke. Where moonglow shines into the sylvan glade, Pixies in green cloaks from toadstool skins made Dwell with happy and content forest folk, Under the ancient greenwood’s leafy shade. Rows of acorn shell drinking cups displayed, Tree Sprites supping dew-drop wine laugh and joke Where moonglow shines into the sylvan glade. In light breezes, scents of wild herbs pervade, Fires emitting chestnut scented smoke Under the ancient greenwood’s leafy shade Where moonglow shines into the sylvan glade 01/20/2019

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Date: 2/17/2019 8:34:00 PM
Beautifully done - so this is what a real villanelle sounds like. Wow!
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Barry Stebbings
Date: 2/19/2019 1:46:00 PM
Thank you Caren. I have not done many, they are quite challenging. // Barry
Date: 1/20/2019 6:42:00 PM
Very nice Barry! Well written!
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Barry Stebbings
Date: 1/21/2019 5:06:00 AM
Thank you very much, Heidi. // Barry
Date: 1/20/2019 2:02:00 PM
Barry, this is an excellent villanelle! Janice
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Barry Stebbings
Date: 1/21/2019 5:06:00 AM
Thank you very much, Janice. // Barry