''O, Villanelle Villanelle!'' a Villanelle (1st draft)

O, Villanelle Villanelle! Thou that rhymes
so well with “little bell,”—whose lines amount
to nineteen, a prime that here works many times.

Thy two refrains that commit no thefts or crimes
throughout make this poem's rhymes do deeply count,
O Villanelle Villanelle,—thou that rhymes!

Rain or shine, in calm or in tempestuous climes,
thy sound swells and falls of its own account
to nineteen, a prime that here works many times.

Thy contemplative rhythm builds and climbs,
then finds climax in its final quatrain's dismount:—
O Villanelle Villanelle (thou that rhymes)!

Thy strict form is not for all paradigms:
for nothing's transacted here at discount
at nineteen, a prime that here works many times.

And when the refrains together go well sometimes,
thy whole takes on a flow that's paramount:
O, Villanelle Villanelle (thou that rhymes
to nineteen, a prime that here works many times)!




Poetry by Ngoc Nguyen The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2020-07-21 at 18:45

Tags Poem  Rhythm  Villanelle 

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