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Villanelle 4 'When Love Forgets, For Once, To Pass Me By'

When Love forgets, for once, to pass me by,
And bats her lashes, smiles, and slows her walk,
Then, I’m a baby chick, that wants to fly...

Oft, Fortune, not forgetful, makes me ply
My patience, when I’d rather jump in... talk...
When Love forgets, for once, to pass me by...

I weigh desire against the value of pi,
This calculus:  I run against the flock!
Then, I’m a baby chick, that wants to fly...

I have no manly grace to guide the eye,
I’m graceful as a teenager!  I gawk!
When Love forgets, for once, to pass me by!

I cannot tell, at all, when Love is nigh!
Unless She spells it out for me, in chalk!
Then, I’m a baby chick, that wants to fly...

Then, I meet you, Sun smile against the sky,
And all within that Bumbles, fails to balk!
When Love forgets, for once, to pass me by,
Then, I’m a baby chick, that wants to fly.

Date Written:  1/17/2019

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 1/22/2019 1:49:00 PM
Congratulations. So happy to see your beautiful poem honored in this contest :)
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Andrew Fairchild
Date: 1/22/2019 8:57:00 PM
Thank You! I appreciate your sincere kindness!
Date: 1/22/2019 1:42:00 PM
But you do have a "manly grace," Andrew; it's so evident in your poetry. So glad the baby chick is flying high now. Congratulations on your win in Chantelle's contest! Best wishes, Carolyn
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Andrew Fairchild
Date: 1/22/2019 8:56:00 PM
You are very kind! I love the villanelle, and have been striving to learn how to write one! Thank you!
Date: 1/22/2019 10:20:00 AM
Congratulations on your win in my contest! I was entranced by the beautiful beat of this poem. Well done!
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Date: 1/19/2019 12:14:00 AM
I loved the 'tone' of delivery in this very much, it was fun despite the sad theme, couldn't help but skip along type-of-reading! All the best ... CayCay
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Date: 1/18/2019 4:56:00 PM
Beautiful Villanelle...Best wishes
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Date: 1/17/2019 6:52:00 PM
I love villanelles, and yours is a very enjoyable one.....
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Andrew Fairchild
Date: 1/17/2019 10:20:00 PM
Thank You, Kindly!