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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 Night Jesus was Born
christian, christmas, december, faith,
On this night, Christmas Eve, Jesus was born
Bringing eternal life to you and me, this Son
Of the One who created the light in the morn
He awakens our hearts from the hurts they mourn
Giving renewed hope...Read More
After The Storm
Rainwater stands in rippling pools, or trickles by.
Sharp fusillades of hail pelt down...and glance --
Far distant thunder calls, and echoes a reply.
Sunshine, streaming through the clouds, lights up the sky;
Like sunlight, shattered by a prism,...Read More
Mother's Victorian Christmas Home
Mother’s Victorian home shimmered bright;
The decked halls pristine in the Christmas homestead;
Gilded angels, pink roses, stringed pearls radiant white.
Despite fiscal hardships (money was tight),
She shared Holiday cheer through immaculate spread;
Mother’s Victorian home shimmered bright.
On a...Read More
DECK THE HALLS
The Christmas Spirit is in the air.
Santa’s workshop is very busy tonight.
Elves will handle the gifts with care.
To bring cheer to children everywhere,
Getting each toy delivered is Santa’s plight,
The Christmas Spirit is in the air.
Finding Christmas Joy
Christmas day is coming soon and so are my tears,
but this time it will not steal my spirit and soul;
so, I wipe my sad tears away to whisper prayers.
I am busy decorating as Christmas nears,
Hall Of Gold
celebration, christmas, flower, house,
Now that the wattle is in bloom,
Some of the blossoms would look great
Decorating the hall and lounge room
I hope, nobody will assume
That this is done to compensate,
Now that the wattle is in bloom.
Holly lacks sufficient...Read More
animal, image, money, political,
The gap between rich and poor is growing,
The gulf is now shamefully wide,
And no doubt the evidence is showing.
It cannot be a matter of not knowing,
This "elephant" can scarcely be denied,
The gap between rich and...Read More
care, heart, humanity, introspection,
Couldn't have cared less, now couldn't care more
Losing ego is unbecoming me
Setting small sparks in human hearts to soar
Naive and lost, I washed up onshore
Sowing seeds of wisdom across the sea
Couldn't have cared less, now...Read More
On The Way To Where You Want To Go
I’m on the way to where you want to go.
Taking just any road will get you there.
Stop in for a visit to say hello.
Cruisin’ along just to feel the air flow,
You’re moving on your way...Read More
beautiful, beauty, blessing, love,
Victorious , crowned by your very name
Honoring your name each and every day
With your kindness you live up to the fame
If you fail you will never avoid the blame
You will pick yourself up and...Read More
I SHUT MY EYES
I shut my eyes, I can but pray
for this planet that we have damned.
I worry for Earth's future day.
In game of greed we choose to play,
we fell forests to grab the land.
I shut my eyes,...Read More
adventure, confusion, corruption,
Finally, the ship Queen Mary had set sail.
With a crew out for vengeance on the open sea.
Capt. Wood was captain, without blemish, or fail.
Listen to this story of betrayal,
As the Queen Mary set sail under...Read More
Children Enjoy Halloween
4th grade, 5th grade,
Eager children await sweet treats
And colourful bags that have been filled
As well as pumpkins lined up to greet
Their tricks make the treats increase
All of the kids are thrilled
Eager children await sweet eats
A Jack-o-lantern is the...Read More
moon, repetition, romance, romantic,
The villanelle is a poetic form based on repetition, with a double refrain.
Villanelle: The Divide
by Michael R. Burch
The sea was not salt the first tide...
was man born to sorrow that first day,
with the...Read More
Lay down by me,lay down,I see your smile
allegory, angst, lost love,
I dreamed of you last night, you wore a smile
Fifty years ago you took your life
And left me for the agony, the trial
Since then I’ve had no vision but denial
Your face was absent,cut out...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?