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Villanelle

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eswaller
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Poetry Contest

write a poem using the villanelle format (poem format is down below).
If you are looking for a challenge look no further... A villanelle follows a specific rhyming and repeating pattern. Structure is as follows (there are 19 lines total):
* Line 1: End rhyme A
* Line 2: End rhyme B
* Line 3: End rhyme A

* Line 4: End rhyme A
* Line 5: End rhyme B
* Line 6: Repeat of Line 1

* Line 7: End rhyme A
* Line 8: End rhyme B
* Line 9: Repeat Line 3

* Line 10: End rhyme A
* Line 11: End rhyme B
* Line 12: Repeat Line 1

* Line 13: End rhyme A
* Line 14: End rhyme B
* Line 15: Repeat Line 3

* Line 16: End rhyme A
* Line 17: End rhyme B
* Line 18: Repeat Line 1
* Line 19: Repeat Line 3

* You have 1 month
*Everyone can submit up to 2 pieces each
*And good luck. As usual please DM me if you have any questions, comments or concerns.

**Down below is a sample entry/piece**

When Things Grow Ė A Villanelle

Make room for things to grow
And mend in your heart cavity.
You have to plant and sow

Your roots. You always know
To stand tall, letting gravity
Make room for things to grow

Into a garden. No sign of a crow,
Signaling your end of depravity.
You have to plant and sow

All of your seeds. You show
Your speed and concavity.
Make room for things to grow

And twist into balls of dough,
With elasticity of your morality.
You have to plant and sow

For everything that will glow
And shine like your reality.
Make room for things to grow.
You have to plant and sow.

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Ahavati
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Ribbed Music of Bone ( Villanelle )

Centuries manifesting Sound  
Charting trajectories in blood  
'twixt ribbed music of bone  

Through generations thereof  
themed variations of chord †
Centuries manifesting Sound  

Resonate vibrations of note  
intervals reverberating thirds  
'twixt ribbed music of bone  

Defining the rise of scale
double bass through treble clef †
Centuries manifesting Sound  

Melodic intervals in tone †  
Adagios restful and slow  
'twixt ribbed music of bone  

Vessels creating their song  
tintinnabulate as One;  
Centuries of manifesting Sound  
'twixt ribbed music of bone  
~
Written by Ahavati
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cloventongue89
Nathaniel Peter
Fire of Insight
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Matches

Lost for desire
Enchantment is a lie
Playing with fire

I fall on the spire
I have no alibi
Lost for desire

I am an honest liar
Deviance caught my eye
Playing with fire

Memories in a pyre
Romancing ashes when we die
Lost for desire

Enticement on the wire
For attentions that I vie
Playing with fire

Life lived ever dire
Greet me with goodbye
Lost for desire
Playing with fire...
Written by cloventongue89 (Nathaniel Peter)
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cloventongue89
Nathaniel Peter
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Playing Hard To Get

Reverse psycho-analyze
Find reason in the past
Filter out the poison, dialyze

Rob the banks behind my eyes
Seems joy is never meant to last
Reverse psycho-analyze

My dark catharsis realized
I speak a dream so vast
Filter out the poison, dialyze

Cripple at heavens gate, ostracized
I killed the greener grass
Reverse psycho-analyze

Pyrite heart romanticized
Desecrate the temple, self iconoclast
Filter out the poison, dialyze

Wedding band resize
Divine bride recast
Reverse psycho-analyze
Filter out the poison, dialyze...
Written by cloventongue89 (Nathaniel Peter)
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Jade-Pandora
jade tiger
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TEMPEST


Tempest wears itself the ir'ny
Upon my arm for all to know,
And in my hair full fast asleep.

Devil may care but I can't be
Bothered, nor will it ever show.
Tempest wears itself the ir'ny

Twisting itself cruel around me,
Pulling me under in its tow
And in my hair full fast asleep.

The eye of the storm rev'rently
I'm blinded to my ev'ry foe,
Tempest wears itself the ir'ny.

A lover's trust within my creed
When hence the pain I give is slow,
And in my hair full fast asleep

Sustains us through the tyranny
Where all is lost in spite the blow.
Tempest wears itself the ir'ny
And in my hair full fast asleep.
Written by Jade-Pandora (jade tiger)
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eswaller
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Thank you Ahavati, cloventongue89 and Jade Pandora for kicking this competition off!!

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rowantree
Rowan E.
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These Windows Don't Pump Sunlight

These windows donít pump sunlight Ė  
golden noon stays in their stains;
they leave their colors untied.
 
They must have felt the drumís might
shake them in the windowpane Ė  
these windows donít pump sunlight.  
 
The sermon, too, had rung bright,
but was flushed in rainbow waves:
they leave their colors untied.
 
All their hues are sun-dried
in the dust where colors play;
these windows donít pump sunlight.
 
They breathe it in on one side
but are truer for the way
they leave their colors untied.
 
These pews are full of stunned eyes,
faces safe in brave, bright shades.
These windows donít pump sunlight:
they leave their colors untied.
 
 
~
(my first, quick attempt at a villanelle for extra credit in English.)
Written by rowantree (Rowan E.)
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eswaller
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Thank you rowantree for your entry.

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Hepcat61
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Devilís Breath, Poison Slow

 
How devilís breath stirs air in Angelís grace, †
With scented masks and hope for brighter day. †
How poison slow that hope, despair replace! †
†  
In L.A.ís rant, with Burbank sitcom pace, †
Itís fevered sick behind bleached smiles display. †
How devilís breath stirs air in Angelís grace. †
†  
The burnished wind of summerís hell-fire base, †
But Marlowe knows cold noir of Winterís stay. †
How poison slow that hope, despair replace. †
†  
When Gabrielís bald heads, white "toups" replace, †
The hard sea storms that river's concrete flay, †
How devilís breath stirs air in Angelís grace. †
†  
What broiled with unrelenting sun burned face, †
Burns lower flames that cancel asphalt spray. †
How poison slow that hope despair replace. †
†  
Like Eve, her Apple freed the snakeís embrace, †
In Edenís north where poetry holds sway. †
How devilís breath stirs air in Angelís grace, †
How poison slow that hope despair replace. †
†  
† †  
Written by Hepcat61 (geoff cat)
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eswaller
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Thank you Hepcat61 for your entry!!

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Apostrophe-es
Lost Thinker
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Off To Battle

With a fierce loyalty,  
Some vague threat
Oh, the novelty  

March to the key  
Sunrise to sunset  
With a fierce loyalty  

Open field, a sight to see  
Didnít know then, last cigarette  
Oh, the novelty  

A hellish place to be  
The look of regret  
With a fierce loyalty  

Brutal depravity  
Flowing freely, blood and sweat  
Oh, the novelty  

Gently slipping from reality  
Lest we forget  
With a fierce loyalty  
Oh, the novelty.  
Written by Apostrophe-es
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eswaller
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Thank you Apostrophe-es for your entry!

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wallyroo92
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If You Have Love

If you have love for the human race
Then lead by example and be kind,
The world will become a better place.

When you practice love all your days,
You will elevate to a new state of mind,
If you have love for the human race.

When you find bliss learn to embrace,
Then love and respect will be refined,
The world will become a better place

If you fill your life with peace and grace,
Then heaven can also be redefined,
If you have love for the human race.

When you can show love in many ways,
It will also be returned to you in kind,
The world will become a better place.

If you are good then be good always, †
You will bring hope to all of mankind,
If you have love for the human race
The world will become a better place.

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eswaller
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Thank you wallyroo92 for your entry.

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Taryn
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Equilibrium - A Villanelle

walking away from all we have known
with unsteadied feet on unfamiliar ground
our goodbyes echoed in somber tone

surrounded by others but always alone
choices were made hoping fulfilled would be found
walking away from all we have known

standing before me now totally grown,
afraid to be without & starting fresh in a new town
our goodbyes echoed in somber tone

with wings amidst blue skies two have finally flown,
cries were found stifled unable to make a sound
walking away from all we have known

mistakes & broken promises each now atoned
with understanding & forgiveness, always to be bound
our goodbyes echoed in somber tone

sealed in regret yet so much love felt & shown,
spinning comes to an end on a merry-go-round;
walking away from all we have known
our goodbyes echoed in somber tone
Written by Taryn
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