Category Archives: villanelle

Just be kind

The Tilley lamp and its dramatic hiss Affected me like clocks do in the night I crouched beneath the blankets in my fear Red light from its centre pained my sight Feverish, alone and still a child I  lay in … Continue reading

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The lore and lure of numbers   like strange fish

Infinities  of  different orders point Like signposts on tbe hills where walkers pass To  places where  just gods were pleased to haunt The common sense reproach will ever taunt Those who sail on other seas  unclassed Infinities  of  different orders … Continue reading

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Gravity

Oh, do not let the sun fall in despair As desolation haunts our souls today Leaving us in darkness  cold and bare Can’t  some God or other make life fair? I bet they’re  angry , we no longer pray Oh, … Continue reading

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The silent visions of the deepest nights

The secrets of  the numbers  are in sight Patience and perception bring us near The silent visions of the dreamsweet nights Is there yet  a growing sense of light As we tiptoe through the maze in doubt and fear? The … Continue reading

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The best of  our goodwill ‘s already wrecked

Heil , O  Johnson liar and right wing crook I wonder what they’ll write  about you next As you   dictate to us,will we be hooked? The Germans knew their leader wrote a book You may send out vitriol by text. … Continue reading

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My apology so far has been declined

I shall post my sins upon the Web Sinners  may be cheered by reading mine I have killed a  mouse, how very bad I have  been annoyed  but now I’m sad My sins are written underneath the lines I shall … Continue reading

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G-d likes Tablets, washed in the Red Sea

The impaired keyboard  likes my voice I’ m told I wonder if I ‘ll write an elegy. It cannot see, but yet it is not cold It’s not disabled,  keys look bright as gold Maybe this will write a poem for … Continue reading

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The house

The house seems solid ,weight and gravitas Wallpaper and pictures  of our choice It is no stronger than a blade of grass The  furniture is  mixed  but it will pass As long as cats   don’t rip it with their claws … Continue reading

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Bless the hand that points us past the known

I cannot mend the lamp that we both chose The top and bottom split when  he fell down But I can make it look as if it glows The candle burns, has fragrance of a rose That takes away my … Continue reading

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What a diatribe!

He rang me up ,  oh what a diatribe I am the monster dwelling in the deep I feel lucky still to be alive He raved,he ranted,  did  our worlds collide? I am the evil witch , he gets the … Continue reading

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