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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)?
The More We Know
humanity, senses, stars, truth,
While novel revelations come and go,
discoveries that shed uncharted light,
the more we know the more there is to know.
We seek to see into the heavens’ show
with telescopes that stretch our earthly sight
while novel revelations come...Read More
A Fool's Game
"A fool and his money are soon parted."
Money is the name of a fool’s game
Those who have it have...Read More
The Ever-Swelling Tide
destiny, fate, motivation, wisdom,
Were I to ignore the ever-swelling tide
Lay my head upon the pillow unheeding,
Allowing fate alone to be my trusted guide
I would lay life’s better choices then aside
Betraying the inner voices ever pleading,
Were I to...Read More
The Sycamore Tree
I was born to breathe free, outdoors
count my rings and you will know how old I am
I come from a family of sycamores
I own a massive trunk when eagles soar
environment, nature, sad, summer,
Sunny days are past gone,
Bright and clear I'd love to see,
My happy days are worn.
Much I'd want to be done,
Nothing outdoor excites me,
Sunny days are past gone.
How I'd love to relish in the morn,
Sit and...Read More
appreciation, christian, faith, god,
I am what I am by the Saviour’s grace
Such is scriptural truth my soul does claim
Propped by redemption of compassion brace.
Steadfastly running along Christian race
My faith testifies along prayer flame
I am what I am...Read More
When the Mind Plays Tricks
anxiety, break up, memory,
Sometimes my mind goes completely blank,
And I cannot recall a name, place, or event,
It can be problematic, to be perfectly frank.
It surely has nothing to do with what I drank
Occasionally the brain seems to be...Read More
MY FIRST VILLANELLE
angel, community, emotions,
Why do I survive in a world so cruel?
I'd like a life without war.
Why should I remain a fool?
Why should I obey the rule?
I'd like to relive the before.
Why would I remain in that pool?
Beyond The Corn Maze
fear, feelings, halloween, october,
Far beyond the moonlit corn maze
the silence of true terror lies
within the bonfire’s burning blaze;
‘Urban legend’ isn’t just a paraphrase;
In short it may bring about your demise,
far beyond the moonlit...Read More
The Creative Mind
art, culture, inspiration, music,
Consider the unlimited possibilities of the creative mind
In the realm of the fine arts many genres of expression
The world’s museums could not contain the whole, I find.
Music accounts for equal numbers of diversities in kind
You gave me wings
You gave me wings.
But I refuse to fly;
Around you my heart sings.
Wholeheartedly you detached the strings;
Although you knew your eyes won't stay dry;
You gave me wings.
Wishing me to live in eternal springs;
You smiled at...Read More
Young Love in Summer
crush, cute love, first
Weep not at the close of a summer’s dream,
Nor think love will ne’er return another June
Remember things are seldom as they seem.
Cupid plays on the young his favorite scheme
Love in winter forever sings a different...Read More
This Sordid Villanelle
It seems I can’t escape this plot, this telling of the tell;
a mandatory element is a first-person write.
Just don’t make me the villain of this sordid villanelle.
I much prefer to narrate from deep down within...Read More
The Serial Killer
To Gratify a Superstition
"Your suffering 'god' is your accomplishment. Shoulder it yourself."
I Think of Summertime
I think of summertime as an old friend,
for it’s when school let out and I could play!
Just like a young girl, still I hate its end.
I know that summer’s just around the bend
when warmer days...Read More
Specific Types of Villanelle Poems
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art, animals, christmas, death, family, flowers, food, friendship, funny, kids, life, love, music, nature, school, spring, sports, war, winter
Definition | What is Villanelle in Poetry?