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Villanelle: Look not back and lament how your life's gone astray

Villanelle: Look not back and lament how your life's gone astray

Look not back and lament how your life's gone astray
Mistakes you have made must of needs be also made
Don't guiles lies with smiles guide all forms of inter-play

If mistakes never lie in wait in one's blind way
Each one of us can choose our path in sun or shade
Look not back and lament how your life's gone astray

True, some like Sexton or Plath would fall by the way
What they said somehow reach down to us still persuade
Don't guiles lies with smiles guide all forms of inter-play

Think of those legions minds deranged maimed shut away
Through no fault of their own nor by mid-wives' hands degrade
Look not back and lament how your life's gone astray

The madness of the moment wreaks mistakes holds sway
Some urge some hapless encounter the fated raid
Don't guiles lies with smiles guide all forms of inter-play

Far too complex far too hidden each act to weigh
Sometimes some mistakes lead on to a choice well made
Look not back and lament how your life's gone astray
Don't guiles lies with smiles guide all forms of inter-play

(c) T. Wignesan - Paris,  2018

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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