Category Archives: villanelle

What’s already here

We only see what is already there What grabs attention ,what we ought to fear In our minds and hearts own  common ware We see  the beauty or  what makes us scared We see the  horror like it is right … Continue reading

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Too long endured

Surprise is welcome  if we are secure When happiness with safety is enough Otherwise it’s  more pain to endure The cliffs of Howth, a beauty loved  each hour The harbour and large seabirds  can be rough Surprise is welcome  if … Continue reading

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The retail park  gave my mind  a great blow

I saw the parts of town where I don’t go Old factories and shops too large for us A retail park is different from Soho The cars don’t respect Sunday any more The fumes and dirty air  are our new … Continue reading

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The charming act:charm is a weapon

The act of charming is so well conceived That easily we’re softened  and succumb The tempter flatters us in deed and word To our rational mind .it is absurd Can we not resist the tempter’s thumb? The act of charming … Continue reading

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Donald Trump  is real and also fake

So Donald Trump  is real and not a fake Like the News,the Russians and the guns Well, wonders never cease nor chasms gape Will the Queen give him a piece of cake? If it’s rich,it might give him the runs … Continue reading

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I  let my tongue taste flowers

Eagerly  desiring  summer  scenes Before I am immobilised and blind I  let my tongue  taste flowers like lizards  green My eyes roam like a lover’s on his Queen Sentences  suspended in my mind Eagerly I  soak  in summer ‘s dreams … Continue reading

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Oh Jesu

Affect matters more than numbers do Reason without love ,so blind to ends Rational means were used to kill our Jews. Searching  Europe’s “haystacks” for a clue Reason makes its wondrous,  obscene blend Affect matters more than numbers do When … Continue reading

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I did not think that he would teach me hate

I did not think that he would teach me hate When love was what he falsely spoke to me Alas, that was the end, the goal,my fate Once enmeshed ,it’s hard to separate It’s hard to find the eye with … Continue reading

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Happenstance

The crane will mate for life, unlike a man For some it’s rarer than the hope of Spring Was it so when life on earth began? Post modern love is months, not years, in span Loss and  separation our love … Continue reading

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Ironically, the mourner must console

Ironically, the mourner  must console Must lend an ear , must seem,must exhale calm To  visitors and friends who make their calls We are not permitted  rightful  roles Of grieving  widow,mother, woman harmed Ironically, the mourner  must console The cancer … Continue reading

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