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Best Villanelle Poems

Below are the all-time best Villanelle poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of villanelle poems written by PoetrySoup members


Premium Member MY GARDEN
My garden is such a colourful sight,
with pretty roses and scented sweet peas.
An abundance of blooms, what pure delight!

Beautiful butterflies gently alight
on flowers dancing on...

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Categories: beauty, butterfly, flower, garden, nature, senses,
Form: Villanelle



Premium Member I've Never Heard Snow
I've never heard the sound of snow
nor dawning's oboes crooning light,
yet witnessed angels' trumpets blow

and chimings of the flurries grow
as alabastrine wings take flight.
I've never...

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Categories: imagery, seasons, winter,
Form: Villanelle
Premium Member The Other Side of Winter
(A Villanelle)

The winter’s dismal path is long and gray,
a never-ending march of cheerless dark
with skies whose colors bleach in dull array

where forest scene gives one...

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© Cona Adams  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: beauty, snow, winter,
Form: Villanelle
Ashen Snow
An innocence we used to know
As morning dourly turns to night
Entombed beneath an ashen snow 

A cell phone yearning for hello
With hopes of answer growing...

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© david mohn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sad, september,
Form: Villanelle
Premium Member A Loving Son
They always said, “Please bother us no more”
when Tommy sang, and Mom would stick her head
inside his room. “We need to shut your door!”

And once...

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Categories: sad,
Form: Villanelle



Premium Member Still I Run
I race for summer's setting sun
as crimson bleed the alder leaves
and still I run.  And still I run.

My rival, time, is yet undone.
Past pyramids...

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Categories: autumn, death, truth,
Form: Villanelle
Date Night (and the day after)
Opening line from "Highway Five Love Poem" by Ruth L. Schwartz


This is a love poem for all the tomatoes
I squished to make our Date-Night spaghetti.
Our...

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© Erin Moss  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: food, lost love, sad, love,
Form: Villanelle
Premium Member Chocolate Fountain
Chocolate Fountain Abuse- for the lover 

How easily I forget I'm allergic to chocolate
I want to dip the exquisite kosher in a Spanish brandy
Sweet, sweet,...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: abuse, addiction, america, betrayal, candy, chocolate,
Form: Villanelle
Darling, you dragged me in too deep
Darling, you dragged me in too deep 
And abandoned me like an anchor in a lonely sea. 
You shouldn't make promises that you can't keep....

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Categories: love,
Form: Villanelle
Premium Member Priorities Viewed by a Dying Man
Death be not proud but humble with strife
Old man flicks ashes, has one last choke
‘Tis nothing to fear, just the nature of life
 
Many passed...

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Categories: death, nature,
Form: Villanelle
Premium Member Come Walk With Me
Come, walk through the beautiful forest with me, 
Enraptured by musical sounds of the wild, 
Where life dwells unhindered and gracefully free. 

For children of...

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Categories: inspirational, nature, peace,
Form: Villanelle
Premium Member The Bluest Rose
To one who stands alone my long gaze goes.
How dignified she poses here, and quite
unique and lovely is the bluest rose!

Apart from where one very...

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Categories: blue, rose,
Form: Villanelle
The Green Beneath The Snow
a rhyme for the spring equinox...

the hills are growing green beneath the snow 
white horses, shake the winter from your manes
the spring has come, the...

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Categories: hope, light, nature, seasons, snow, spring,
Form: Villanelle
In Celtic Shadows: Collaboration with Mike
The shadows lengthen as comes Celtic night, 
you are in my arms at the end of day, 
my eternal beauty, my guiding light.

We shall be...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: emotions, love,
Form: Villanelle
Premium Member Lifeless Eyes of Ted Bundy
Lifeless were the eyes of infamous Ted Bundy
No remorse, all emotion had been doused
His gaze pierced my soul as I gave testimony
 
He maintained there’d...

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Categories: people
Form: Villanelle
Hot Day
A steady hum vibrating one constant low
Surrounding me in tiny hummingbird beats
The two giant fans warm and hot breezes blow

The fuzzy sound vibrates on pulsed...

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Categories: introspection, peace, uplifting,
Form: Villanelle
Christmas Snow

On wings of swept sky, the dawn’s sun adorns
the shimmering snow in magical light,
from winter’s first snow on snug Christmas morn.

Innocent faces gleam, old are...

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Categories: beauty, christmas, snow,
Form: Villanelle
Chance Meeting
We met by chance and are happy that we met
For our love is blossoming and getting stronger 
Let us flow in our destiny and let...

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Categories: love,
Form: Villanelle
Birds of Paradise
Birds of paradise bloom and fall like a shooting star,
Red ones are juxtaposing lips when wrens are kissing;
Brilliantly gliding from huge foliage seen from afar.

They...

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© Galeo DS  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: flower,
Form: Villanelle
Premium Member Destiny
 
I think destiny, fate, choice are always mingling,
My life has been written, the present, future, past;
Oh, the past of my life- I am ever...

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Categories: destiny,
Form: Villanelle
Premium Member STARRY-EYED

Eyes dazed I stroll and quiver low, enticed
In liquid skyline’s twirl, a slow ballet
to pirouette on fireglows that ignite.
 
The meadow gleaming near as winds...

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Categories: mystery, stars,
Form: Villanelle
Premium Member Bewitched
Ageless and amazingly, the nerves sing,
butterflies flutter within the begin
like the bowed tension of a cello’s string.

Let the trailing flow of sweet kisses sting.
Pain so...

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Categories: love, passion
Form: Villanelle
Premium Member My Smile Is Only A Mirage
I laugh but I want to cry
My heart is in so much pain
Like I'm about to just die 

I'm not ready to say bye
I need...

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© Alexis Y.  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: hurt, loneliness, loss, pain,
Form: Villanelle
Premium Member My Poetic Restaurant
Were I a restaurant proprietor
Al fresco and exclusively for poets
My menu would be cryptic metaphors
Original from memories echoic

Spring rhymes of happy times and brighter days
Fresh...

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Categories: villanelle, appreciation, fun, poetry, poets,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member At the End
Ever so much more than friend
Wearing scars of love's lullaby 
I can still see you at the end

Our song often left wounds to mend
Each time...

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© FJ Thomas  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: anniversary, best friend, courage, endurance, forgiveness,
Form: Villanelle