Category Archives: villanelle

A paradox

I ponder on the laws to stop hate speech Racism, sexism, antisemitism Do they make worse the hatred underneath Like  self-righteous folk  hold evil out of reach Between what is and  what is good  lies schism I ponder on the laws … Continue reading

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You need to read, then haunt a burning bush

If you’d like to write a villanelle Try simple rhyming verse to start you off You need two lines that rhyme and scan as well. I like Dylan Thomas Celtic’  soul Do not go gentle, go out very rough If … Continue reading

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A friendship is not bought in pounds and pence.

If kind to you, I’m cruel to me, myself For my true nature’s not perceived by you My health’s  not sickness, sickness is not health You, a hunter seeking prey by stealth Are snatching  private feelings to your view If … Continue reading

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The Nightmare Complex

To write a poem I dream an undreamed dream The woods in France  where float the dead young men A nightmare complex in its perplexed themes In our dream the narrative has means To  make those killed communicate again To … Continue reading

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A hundred years and still the forests bleed

We, human, learned the power of words and signs For economics, fighting and parlay. We loved, in abstract, symbols strange, malign. There is wrought beauty, patterned in design Yet to see the  actual one is how we pray Which humans saw the … Continue reading

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Perhaps life’s real answers will prove to be dietary

Modern society; oh, what notoriety! A dress  one can see through; they make sure we do, do, do I wonder  what I can  say  writing my poetry Some folks are models of total sobriety From the top  of the head to … Continue reading

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