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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)?

Skill eludes me in all but the mundane. I try to make way to that glory unbound But talent hides inside my muddled brain. Efforts to uncover either prove vain, Though the searching may someday prove...Read More
Categories: angst, endurance, perspective, word
Form: Villanelle

Premium Member When Dark Clouds Overshadowed the Sun's Ray
When dark clouds overshadowed the sun’s ray And gloom spreads over the countryside While the daisies bow their heads to pray, Knowing they have this last somber day Before their golden petals are thrust aside When dark clouds overshadowed the...Read More
Categories: autumn, nature, seasons,
Form: Villanelle
Upon this earth man is a blight. His numbers eight billion today and still he sees no warning light, convinced his actions always right. 'This is progress', he proudly say. Upon this earth man is a blight. His future time...Read More
Categories: earth,
Form: Villanelle
Premium Member Happy birthday dear heart
Hello there, fragrance of boundless delight Love touch vibrational, makes us complete Joy such, from which may we never alight Bubbling rapture renews each day and night As love does love, in joyousness so greet Hello there, fragrance of boundless...Read More
Categories: birthday, heart, love,
Form: Villanelle
Premium Member WE CLOSE OUR EYES
At clever ways humans excel, But does this mean that we are wise? Upon this point maybe we dwell, For on this earth we've cast a spell And now its venom starts to rise. At clever ways humans excel. And we...Read More
Categories: earth,
Form: Villanelle

Premium Member Spirit Voices in the Night
I am befuddled by these spirits visiting me In the middle of the night with shrill voices Whispering devilish messages, full of glee, Enhancing my weariness for the mystery Suggesting a plethora of available choices I am befuddled by these...Read More
Categories: mystery, night, spiritual, voice,
Form: Villanelle
To Holocaust Survivors in the Former Soviet Union
You worked so hard but just exist. Your high school grad dates you just missed, evacuated from Ukraine. In Russia’s army to resist, you fought the tyrant Hitler’s reign. You worked so hard but just exist on meager pensions. You subsist by...Read More
Categories: discrimination, grandfather, grandmother, hate,
Form: Villanelle
Premium Member Rainbow body
Soma nectar flows, our heart is aglow In the void, overjoyed, we celebrate Bliss currents billow, in staid stillness slow Soul with head in tow, scent of love follow To cadence of music divine gyrate Soma nectar flows, our heart...Read More
Categories: rainbow, spiritual,
Form: Villanelle
A Villain, nfl
You never meant anything to me anyway. If I twist my wrist and thrust it down, I flick my hips and slip away. If I smash my forearm into your grill, this is how I get my thrill. You never...Read More
Categories: football, perspective, sports, word
Form: Villanelle
In The Land Where The Bears And Tigers Sleep
In the land where the bears and tigers sleep Rests the man whom I had once called brother, And he climbed over his mountains so steep. We snuck under the warm blankets so deep To hear bedtime stories from...Read More
Categories: brother, death, dedication, eulogy,
Form: Villanelle
Luke couldn't stop thinking about the boy It was just so illuminating and cold But he could never forget the tomboy That morning, Luke was shocked by the decor He had to calm himself with a key to uphold Locked...Read More
Categories: adventure, analogy, anxiety, childhood,
Form: Villanelle
Premium Member Silent thunder
Drop by drop nectar falls, in cave of heart Sound of one hand clapping, felt in silence Bliss ignition each moment thus restarts Our journey begins, when ego departs Revealing our inner luminescence Drop by drop nectar falls,...Read More
Categories: spiritual,
Form: Villanelle
Premium Member A Thin Girth Of Harsh Stones
Our mind is overburdened, in desperate soothing need. Words may break one's bones, similar to twigs and stones. May seem defied, dissatisfied, and forced to recede. Precious stones, such as the Sapphire, have a deed. Distress and yearning are...Read More
Categories: analogy, character, confusion, encouraging,
Form: Villanelle
Premium Member Burning yearning
A deep burning yearning consumes our soul Transcendence to divine luminescence A need to feel complete, blissful and whole In world of illusion, no worthwhile goal Fears and desires, consigned to decadence A deep burning yearning consumes our soul Save...Read More
Categories: spiritual,
Form: Villanelle
Premium Member The Cottage in the Blooms
The cottage near the wood is crowded in blooms, Its creamy facade is enlivened with many hues; And large vases of flowers grace several rooms. Joy throughout the days with the delicate fumes, and legendary exotic, natural splendor issues. The...Read More
Categories: beautiful, bird, color, flower,
Form: Villanelle

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Definition | What is Villanelle in Poetry?

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