An attempt at a villonnet, a sonnet/villanelle hybrid created by D. Allen Jenkins.


All Memory of You

All memory of you effects regret
That only time will dissipate or end.
Til such a day my harried soul amend,
More faithful would I feel could I forget.

Not once in all my mourning have I yet
Succeeded in reflecting on your life
And not the horror of your final strife.
All memory of you effects regret.

Repeatedly, its image firmly set
Against my will, the grisly scene takes shape:
Your death’s-head lolling and your mouth agape.
More faithful would I feel could I forget.

All memory of you effects regret
That trauma has reduced you to a corpse;
More faithful would I feel could I forget.




Poetry by Lady Courtaire
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Written on 2021-06-18 at 16:41

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Ducks
Still simply love your word choices
Love the tone of this text
2021-07-02


Michael R. Burch
This is a very well-written poem that communicates emotion and has a sort of "presence" if that makes sense. My only complaint, and a mild one, is that the life/strife rhyme has been done so many times and seems a bit forced. If the poem were mine, I might consider some word other than strife: grief, etc. But in any case, really do like the poem.
2021-06-19


Griffonner The PoetBay support member heart!
Brilliant! I love the way you have used those repeats to emphasise the very core of this.
2021-06-18