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A villanelle is a form of 19-line poem consisting of five tercets and a final quatrain on two rhymes, but there is more to a villanelle. What is villanelle in poetry (complete definition)?

Premium Member Fields of Blazing Stars
By your ink to this parchment, my thoughts tattooed I'm drawn to this bouquet; I am so madly Fields of Blazing Stars, laying randomly, strewed Happiest are these thoughts deliberately construed Winter taking them from my core destroys me...Read More
Categories: flower, happiness, nature, seasons,
Form: Villanelle

RIVERBANK The river of life flows fast toward the weir This scene is now reality, not a pantomime So smile for the ferryman as he draws near Is that sweet music that you can now hear It is calling softly...Read More
Categories: goodbye, judgement, mythology, symbolism,
Form: Villanelle
From the Catacomb
Oh no, Tokoloshe is coming for me. I don’t want to die. Oh, my God, I better flee. I’ll hide behind the Suonoki tree. The vicious predator won’t find me with his evil eye. Oh no, Tokoloshe...Read More
Categories: halloween,
Form: Villanelle
I'd spread my wings to soar in flight If I but had the courage to make the leap Brave and bold I'd face the morning light I'd rage against the coming of the night And when seduction spun silken...Read More
Categories: courage, fear, light,
Form: Villanelle
Switch On Warm Fronts
Uncommon Sun frisks mercury— heat's blight On Winter's frame around tree trunks and boughs, Shrieking frost shattered— melts in her tears, rights. Atypical thaw for this season's height, Where my mime yet waits to move for the clouds; Uncommon Sun...Read More
Categories: angst, dark, introspection, lost,
Form: Villanelle

As shadows dance on my wall, I lie awake in bed. Who has come to call? Was that a noise in the hall? Or was it just in my head? As shadows dance on my wall. Did I lock the door?...Read More
Categories: fear, lonely,
Form: Villanelle
Premium Member Dragon Fire
Soon the dragon will arrive with fire it’s storm leaving everything anew; I am smitten by what could transpire; Blazing it’s trail are Rebels for hire lighting a pathway with what is true; Soon the dragon will arrive with...Read More
Categories: emotions, feelings, inspirational, introspection,
Form: Villanelle
The Forgotten Girl
There’s a loneliness to her style, it’s true. No sense of direction or means of success. A cautionary tale for men with no clue. With icy tone skin too pale for beauty’s cue. Thin lips in a...Read More
Categories: dark, depression, gothic, loneliness,
Form: Villanelle
Premium Member A starseed, A lightworker
Finding selflessness serving the good of the greater The mission, leaving all better, a little more sound A starseed, a lightworker; a humanity relator I'm drawn to those whose emotions need a respirator By listening; I lift shouldered weights...Read More
Categories: deep, faith, humanity, inspirational,
Form: Villanelle
Premium Member Ode to an Ex-husband
Go now! I shall stay amidst my woe, My soft heart twitches with affliction. Fleeing condemnation, I will go! A cold man of science; is no show. Obscene as he can be, he hounds. Go now! I shall stay...Read More
Categories: anger, anxiety, break up,
Form: Villanelle
Premium Member Get Ready
Hour after hour, I was sitting there, the time unknown, deep in prayer. Her hand I held, but she was unaware, I was all alone, in much dispare. I wish we'd had, more times to share, while I was grown, it...Read More
Categories: mother,
Form: Villanelle
A Symphony of Tears
In the quiet depths where sorrows reside A melody of tears, a silent choir Each droplet, a note in emotions' tide Crystal beads on cheeks, a poet's lyre Reflections of moments, memories entire In the...Read More
Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Villanelle
Premium Member Get Ready
All aboard and fasten well our seat belt Focus on new flight, trip for new success Travel light, sit tall, forget fears we’ve felt. Our past storms and snow in life will all melt Over dream-clouds we might fly...Read More
Categories: journey,
Form: Villanelle
Get Ready
Forsooth, one must stand proud and get ready my dear Hold thy breath for combat into that coveted dress Ladies, unite, squeeze tight - let thy true self appear 'Tis the festive season for the expansive rear That limp...Read More
Categories: beautiful, beauty, confidence, humor,
Form: Villanelle
Premium Member Underrated
Making a huge mess is so underrated, it’s a release to let go of that rigid line; Letting the rules go you’ll feel elated; In those moments you feel berated flashing emotions and colors combine; Making a huge mess...Read More
Categories: emotions, feelings,
Form: Villanelle

Specific Types of Villanelle Poems

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Definition | What is Villanelle in Poetry?

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