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VILLANELLE
Author's Note:
Not to be confused with a villanella.


I will begin in the same manner as I did when I discovered this charming format on a writers’ site back in 2003. I went to a site that I’m unable to locate now and began studying the process. In a surprising short amount of time I was able to write one of my own. I avoided the sites that declared villanelles to be a ‘nightmare’ and chose the positive links so I was encouraged instead of intimidated. For me, this is the wisest method of learning. Some sites had a bunch of a’s and b’s to explain the format which didn’t help me much. I found reading other examples more enlightening and inspiring too.

I quickly learned what a tercet and a quatrain meant.
tercet = 3 lines
quatrain = 4 lines

History and formula:
Author's Note:
]Based on internet searches to maintain clarity


Quote:
The word villanelle, or villenesque, was used toward the end of the sixteenth century to describe literary imitations of rustic songs. Such villanelles were alike in exhibiting a refrain which testified to their ultimate popular origin. The villanelle was, in a sense, invented by Jean Passerat (1534-1602)."


Quote:
This French syllabic form has no set number of syllables per line; common choices seem to be between eight and eleven. (English versions of the villanelle sometimes appear in accentual syllabics, featuring a perennial favorite, iambic pentameter.) The villanelle carries a pattern of only two rhymes, and is marked most distinctively by its alternating refrain, which appears initially in the first and third lines of the opening tercet. In all, it comprises five tercets and a concluding quatrain.
 

Author's Note:

I am going to use two villanelles, on the same topic, written within days of one another. The first was discarded when Lucie admonished me and declared I could do better. If I remember correctly I kept the title because I liked it and Lucie hadn’t registered any critique on that. The final result was such a success that both the publisher and the newspaper chose it as the one to feature without any prompting from me. Without Lucie's input I wouldn't have gone back to the drawing board. This is one of the principle reasons a writers' site such as LitOrg can be a benefit.

Where Tigers Bloom

First attempt

The Tiger will never throw in the towel.
It won’t renounce its persevere pounce.
The Tiger promenades on the prowl.

This feline has perfected a scowl
which is appalling by all accounts.
The Tiger will never throw in the towel.

Tigger was never known for his scowl
and favoured bubbly bounce over flounce.
The Tiger promenades on the prowl.

This grand cat can’t survive cheek by jowl.
It’s been bagged by kings and viscounts.
The Tiger will never throw in the towel.

Tigers think spots are more suited to fowl
like the owl, who’d be a trifle to trounce.
The Tiger promenades on the prowl.

In soggy swamps or where chilly winds howl
and life’s measured by inch to each ounce;
The Tiger will never throw in the towel.
The Tiger promenades on the prowl.

Penelope Allen
January 19th 2008

Final Draft

Tigers bloom where there’s oodles of room.
It survives and thrives by pawky prowl.
A caged enrage is a fandango fume.

A Tiger can’t be swept back with a broom
or run off by a mongrel’s hollow howl.
Tigers bloom where there’s oodles of room.

Sultry swamps or snowstorms won’t entomb
the volume of a Tiger’s lusty yowl.
A caged enrage is a fandango fume.

Don’t presume tiger rugs beat out broadloom.
A toothsome jaw is a grimace sans growl.
Tigers bloom where there’s oodles of room.

A Tiger’s stripes aren’t a con’s costume
nor does it mask a scrappy scowl
A caged enrage is a fandango fume.

Tiger eyes garner glints in the gloom
and it will pounce on fair game or foul.
Tigers bloom where there’s oodles of room.
A caged enrage is a fandango fume.

Penelope Allen
©Zodiac Zoo®
November 2010

Now I’ll refer you to three posted ones here at Lit.org that I am very fond of. Fine examples of how utterly charming a villanelle can be even though there are some format flaws in one of them.
PeterPaulino’s Spell Villanelle
williamhill’s Betty Crocker Villanelle
Nitz Kitty's Are You Ready For This .. Villanelle

If you decide to write one and I hope you do, here’s a tip. Choose your rhyming words well so that you don’t run out half way through. I like to include internal rhymes, especially in the middle line of the tercet to enhance the rhyming factors. If you already have a villanelle in your collection and decide to post that or the LitOrg link to it instead wonderful!

As with Bob’s acrostic post adding them in the comment section is welcome and will prevent you from having to wait in the line up.

------
"Tigers bloom where there's oodles of room." Zodiac Zoo


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Comments

The following comments are for "Form Poetry Basics "
by Pen

lesson not learned
Years ago, I read one of your villanelles and was inspired to try my hand at them. And failed utterly. But at least I tried. Think I still have it in my files somewhere.

I'm glad you posted this so I don't have to pay for another writing class.

( Posted by: toscano [Member] On: February 13, 2011 )

of Villanelle, do tell..
Penelope,
What a big-fun trip to and through the Zoo.

Outstanding

( Posted by: Bobby7L [Member] On: February 13, 2011 )

Villanelle
one fabulous villanelle- it rolls off your tongue-

This style takes talent and effort. Being a lazy poet I find that this form requires focus,patience
and good poetic feel- I lack patience, they hurt my head but I will give it a try ...


my warmest
bob

( Posted by: TheRedCockRoach [Member] On: February 14, 2011 )

Well,.. that about says it....
Ronald Wilson Reagan, the President you know, had an expression he used a LOT, whenever something overwhelmed him to the point that he could not think of absolutely anything to say fitting the occassion, I just loved to hear him say it, LOL it goes....

"Well. ... Well....Well...?""

I was named after RONALD WILSON Reagan, my name being Ronald Wilson, seems Mama had a real crush on him in the old b&w flicks. Mama was a movie fan of the highest degree, my middle name is Vaughn, and that is after Vaughn Monroe. (Moon Over Miami, Ghost Riders In the Sky, etc...."

( Posted by: veebdosa [Member] On: February 14, 2011 )

post nuptials
Odd lead in? Not if you're in the know!
Francisco - I hope you do give it a whirl. I will admit I find this style fairly easy to do but I'm not like Poeteye who can think in sonnets.

Bobby! I'm so glad you found this villanelle 'lesson' enjoyable! I always prefer to have fun learning something. Probably why I didn't go that far in school. It was too often a chore.

Lucie! You did a fabulous job composing a wonderful villanelle which flows and has internal rhymes. I also noticed how the carry through first and third lines took the reader into the next line/tercet while the middle line used a more clipped rhyming word. This really enhances the villanelle a great deal. While you did choose a timely topic it wasn't saccharine .. it contained cynicism and wry humour. So, instead of too much of a good thing there was a edge. There's a smattering of awkwardness with the gunshot line going into the next line but it could be just the way I'm reading it. My favourite were the 1st 2nd tercet and the finale. I think you have a couple of villanelles here at LitOrg. I believe I came across a couple when I was doing the research for this article.
Bob! Come on! You are a rhymer! This should be a walk in the park for you. It's certainly a bigger challenge for Lucie and look how she handled it. heh heh
veebdosa
Well .. well .. well???

( Posted by: Pen [Member] On: February 14, 2011 )

New ground
Pen,

This is new ground for me; most poetry is, admittedly. So, needless to say, I have allot to learn as of yet.

Thank you for sharing this style of writing. I think it is important for new commers and dilettante, such as myself, to have open eyes, ears and hearts, with a ready Pen.

Thanks again- good stuff, this.

( Posted by: pablowilliams [Member] On: February 14, 2011 )

Abel
I didn't begin writing poetry in earnest until 2003 and it's been a whirlwind of words ever since. Almost like I was let out of a cage! I've written all my life. From thank you notes as a child to precise official inform the boss union letters. They had to be concise because the boss looked for every tiny detail to go off topic into red herrings and illogical pontifications. I think they took courses in how to misinterpret contract language and it slipped over into all union correspondence.
When I discovered an avenue of writing that was creatively fulfilling it was a joyous experience!

( Posted by: Pen [Member] On: February 14, 2011 )

Engineering a Average Rating 0.00 (0 votes) You must login to vote VILLANELLE
Hi Pen

You have "The Skill" at this

I cut and pasted your VILLANELLE into word (along with some others you mentioned) using reverse engineering tried to find the key to sequence both layout rhyming styles etc...I found they were all a little unique. It left me with a format I struggled to fit words into. I have put it to one side for now.... Along with the song stuff which though looking simple...... is not.

Eric

( Posted by: Fairplay [Member] On: February 14, 2011 )

Fairplay
It's of no use to try and find logical explanations using some convoluted process which doesn't factor in the sheer beauty of individuality. Why I chose the LitOrg villanelles I did to refer to was because each author has a distinct voice. Something that couldn't be wiped away just because they were using a poetry formula. I've often been told by those in the know that format poetry is restrictive and stifling. I have a very different take on that and used references accordingly.
You liberally use wit and your clever quick mind in your rhyming which would lend itself well to a villanelle.

Lucie - I'm going to respond to your post in another comment.

( Posted by: Pen [Member] On: February 15, 2011 )

Lucie
Many thanks for your questions! I find the word choosing one of the most important parts of a villanelle. Yes, I've had to toss one and go back to the beginning a few times because of using the wrong word and running out of rhymes which I deem relevant to the topic. Because you have Zodiac Zoo in your possession I'll refer to that so I can shamelessly advertise it again! heh heh
You have told me that the Rat villanelle is your favourite. Look at the words I chose. Rat for one and dawn for the other. Rat has all sorts of words to choose from. Dawn fewer. Then look at the Tiger villanelle posted here. Scowl - not too many words available but I wouldn't surrender that word choice even when I began again. Room/bloom/entomb/volume .. tons of rhyming words and not only that there's also the ability to mix it up when it comes to the visual properties. I just read somewhere that the English language was lacking in rhymes. I couldn't believe it! Never had occurred to me that this was the case.

A lot of the time I will have the first two lines of the tercet make a sentence and the repeating last line as a validator. It's more difficult to run the middle line into the repeating line and have it fit. Hope that makes sense?

As is my poetry writing habit I avoid capitalizing every line because, to my eyes, it looks odd. I do know that this is a common practice but it just wasn't one I adopted based on my own comprehension factors.

How many times have a reset a villanelle back to zero? Enough times to make me stop and think before I dive into the brink.

( Posted by: Pen [Member] On: February 15, 2011 )

ooo!!
I do believe, here in Ladysmith, we just experienced a very minor earthquake. Just a tremor but .. wooo ...

rushes off to check my abode wasn't hit by a small car or a tree .. or something.,,,

( Posted by: Pen [Member] On: February 15, 2011 )

Yes!
Just confirmed on CBC radio .. small earthquake reports flooding into the newsroom. You heard it here first folks! I'm so excited! Silly me!

( Posted by: Pen [Member] On: February 15, 2011 )

back on topic!
heh heh heh ... too funny

Lucie, it's not like I think in villanelles .. but I do recognize my affinity to rhyme comes naturally into my writing no matter what I'm doing. I'll catch it after I'm finished a sentence and it's a source of .. wonder[?] for me. A delight. I'm not the only at LitOrg who does this as far as I can tell.

( Posted by: Pen [Member] On: February 15, 2011 )

Stop drop and roll
Small earthquakes are the norm here in SoCal. To paraphrase Dr. Frankenfurter, they're good for releasing tension.

( Posted by: toscano [Member] On: February 15, 2011 )

Da cat got fat eatin up a rat
Well okay i guess I gotta write us some decent Vilavovas just to show you guys up. How many rimes do I need?

( Posted by: veebdosa [Member] On: February 15, 2011 )

hacked-villanelles
I hope this formats right -


Hacked

elephants are running loose in the parking lot
circus clowns scare the hell out of old crones and black cats
mother goose and her geese lay their eggs in a golden pot

the juggler juggles; while the sniper shoots and marks his shot
barkers freaks and acrobats get ready to fleece the flock
elephants are running loose in the parking lot

the necromancer freezes the body before it starts to smell and rot
monks and assassins hunt for the monkey king and his singing apes
mother goose and her geese lay their eggs in a golden pot

shallow graves and leaky coffins do not make good cemetery plots
in a fit of rage Loki, the dancing lion has eaten Odin, the lion tamer
elephants are running loose in the parking lot

angels play in clouds while demons piss in the mud, dirty, thirsty and hot
jack and jill ran down the hill with the itsy bitsy spider right behind them
mother goose and her geese lay their eggs in a golden pot

virtual reality is a cooked up virus created by hackers and their computer bots
if you can’t ask alice then who can you ask; surely not the caterpillar?
elephants are running loose in the parking lot
mother goose and her geese lay their eggs in a golden pot





( Posted by: TheRedCockRoach [Member] On: February 15, 2011 )

er .. um .. Bob?
While I noticed that you followed the repeating lines the middle line of a villanelle tercet is also supposed to rhyme with the previous middle line. I'll wager you'll easily be able to wrestle the middle lines into rhyming harmony. Perhaps I wasn't clear enough in my article?

( Posted by: Pen [Member] On: February 15, 2011 )

veebdosa
I should have answered your question earlier but I was struggling with another matter. My apologies.
How many rhymes?
The first and last line of the tercet rhyme and then .. um .. going back to count .. wait .. five more for a total of seven rhyming words.
Then the middle line of the tercets and the second line of the quatrain for a total of .. um .. wait again ... six! I honestly have to double check each time myself. It's not something I remember even though I've written over 50 villanelles. Each time I will go back and double check that I've followed the formula correctly. I kid you not. That's why I know I'm not a natural when it comes to villanelles.
Total of 19 lines which I also double check, without taking off my socks, every time.

( Posted by: Pen [Member] On: February 15, 2011 )

:( a bad poet
Do I have a big piece of pie in my face- aba aba aba aba abaa how hard is that to comprehend- I just knew something wasn't right with the piece- I suffer from
poetic stupidity.

I'll write another piece -I'll call this piece a botched variation- or a villahalf:)

I put my neck up to the noose and await your signal


my warmest
bob

( Posted by: TheRedCockRoach [Member] On: February 15, 2011 )

darling Bob
You have no idea how relieved I am to read this comment of yours knowing you will try it again. I know your rhyming chops Bob. I am totally confident you will wrestle this villainous villanelle into submission! Think villains Bob! It will make it easier for you! heh heh

( Posted by: Pen [Member] On: February 15, 2011 )

England my England





Probably trite… but I tried……

England my England

England my England sets standards anew
Coveted ideals drooled over by hoards
An empire elated can not be defeated

Perched on red charabanc tourism grew
Drunk in its history fine ladies and lords
England my England sets standards anew

Gilded by conquest stronger men knew
The Romans Saxons Vikings and Nords
An empire elated can not be defeated

England is England while all remain true.
Timeless the memory through poetic words
England England with standards repeated

Traditions so loyal old mingle with new
Lush still grows the grass for grazing herds
An empire elated can not be defeated

Closing this verse with one quick review
Life is limitless words soaring like birds
England my England sets standards anew
An empire elated can not be defeated

Eric the half a bee trying his best

( Posted by: Fairplay [Member] On: February 15, 2011 )

Fairplay
A valiant beginning .. but .. the first and last line of the tercet need to rhyme in a villanelle. In other words .. the last line where you used 'defeated' needs to rhyme with anew. Should be easy for a natural rhymer like you to do a quick edit.
also:
Quote:
England England with standards repeated

this line is not a repeat even if it claims to be

should be
England my England set standards anew



( Posted by: Pen [Member] On: February 15, 2011 )

Quick fix Pen
Whoops thanks Pen





England my England sets standards anew
Coveted ideals drooled over by hoards
An empire elated shall forever be true

Perched on red charabanc tourism grew
Drinking fine history of ladies and lords
England my England sets standards anew

Gilded by conquest stronger men knew
The Romans Saxons Vikings and Nords
An empire elated shall forever be true

England is England where all blood is blue
Timeless the memory through poetic words
England my England sets standards anew

Traditions so loyal old mingle with new
Lush still grows the grass for grazing herds
An empire elated shall forever be true

One closes this verse with quick review
Life there so limitless like soaring birds
England my England sets standards anew
An empire elated shall forever be true

( Posted by: Fairplay [Member] On: February 15, 2011 )

Fairplay one more thing
hoards - lords - Nords ..
then you shift to ..
words - herds - birds

one more small .. tiny .. miniscule detail to address and then .. you'll have it!

by the way .. your second version? Much cleaner than the first. Really!

( Posted by: Pen [Member] On: February 15, 2011 )

Oh Dear
Dont they rhyme too well erds and ords or is it something else ?

hoards - lords - Nords ..

words - herds - birds

( Posted by: Fairplay [Member] On: February 15, 2011 )

@ Fairplay
All of them have to rhyme with each other

like this:
hoards - lords - Nords - affords - wards - awards - boards - fjords - chords/cords -

does that answer your question?

( Posted by: Pen [Member] On: February 15, 2011 )

more for Fairplay
adored - soared/sword - shored

then with herds/birds/words/

girds-thirds-nerds - curds

but really the hoards/lords/Nords affords you more choices.

( Posted by: Pen [Member] On: February 15, 2011 )

@ Lucie
I tried both lend & tend and preferred the latter. Perhaps because of the alliteration and .... well it sounded more like they were in a healing process and it kicks up the ending in my opinion. Just so you know I also looked at bend - rend - defend - transcend - upend - defend.

Inside asylum, they’re still off the mend,
out of control, a pox on their soul,
with psychotic delusions to tend.

They shuffle through a decades-old trend,
no group home, no goal, but on the whole,
inside asylum they’re still off the mend.

While it gets more comfortable to spend
months in a fishbowl where no bells toll
with psychotic delusions to tend,

day after day they grow to depend
on the welfare roll, on begging, on dole…
Inside asylum, they’re still off the mend.

Schizophrenics hear and manics ascend
into euphoric droll, then fall into holes
with psychotic delusions to tend.

We ponder, yet fail to comprehend
that which time stole is not fit to extol…
Inside asylum they’re still off the mend
with psychotic delusions to tend.


What do you think?

( Posted by: Pen [Member] On: February 16, 2011 )

missed a plural!
Inside asylum, they’re still off the mend,
out of control, a pox on their soul,
with psychotic delusions to tend.

They shuffle through a decades-old trend,
no group home, no goal, but on the whole,
inside asylum they’re still off the mend.

While it gets more comfortable to spend
months in a fishbowl where no bells toll
with psychotic delusions to tend,

day after day they grow to depend
on the welfare roll, on begging, on dole…
Inside asylum, they’re still off the mend.

Schizophrenics hear and manics ascend
into euphoric droll, they blithely enroll
with psychotic delusions to tend.

We ponder, yet fail to comprehend
that which time stole is not fit to extol…
Inside asylum they’re still off the mend
with psychotic delusions to tend.

( Posted by: Pen [Member] On: February 16, 2011 )

@ Lucie
Will you please post the edited version Lucie? I'd like to address other points about it that you didn't need help with. Besides, it keeps in within your realm so to speak. Hope you know what I mean.

( Posted by: Pen [Member] On: February 16, 2011 )

@ Lucie .. again
About the sestina ... I'm just putting the finishing touches on mine Lucie. so there! nyah ... nyah .. nyah ... pffftttt! heh heh

( Posted by: Pen [Member] On: February 16, 2011 )

@ Lucie
No, but if you want to I'll keep an eye out for it. What I meant was to copy and paste it here so it rightfully returns to your window.

( Posted by: Pen [Member] On: February 16, 2011 )

@ Lucie
My input was more like an edit to me than a revision but hey it's a trifling detail.

Now, here is what I saw in the beautiful bones of this villanelle. Your brilliant brevity really rocks Lucie. It is no simple task to create a tercet which is one sentence and includes in line rhyme. I'm in absolute awe of your punctuation skills because, as you know, mine SUCK. I love .. love .. LOVE the topic you chose because of how close you are to it. It gives it deep roots of credibility and I'd wager anyone in your field would find this a .. um .. a refuge .. yes .. a break for a smile. This villanelle is one of the finest I've seen and while I may have suggested some miniscule changes what you created is .. well .. it's freaking glorious! Thank you Lucie!

( Posted by: Pen [Member] On: February 16, 2011 )

England my England

Hope I am getting closer



England my England sets standards anew
Coveted ideals drooled over by hordes
an empire elated shall forever be true

Perched on red charabanc tourism grew
Drinking fine history of ladies and lords
England my England sets standards anew

Gilded by conquest stronger men knew
The Romans Saxons Vikings and Nords
an empire elated shall forever be true

England is England where all blood is blue
Timeless memory through poetic chords
England my England sets standards anew

Traditions so loyal old mingle with new
Pirated treasures kept still in their hoards
an empire elated shall forever be true

England my English country right through
of contrasting pageantry given by wards
England my England sets standards anew
an empire elated shall forever be true

( Posted by: Fairplay [Member] On: February 16, 2011 )

EUREKA!
This is completely within villanelle guidelines Fairplay. I think if you can refer to a charabanc [which I had to look up] that your vocabulary and your rhyming skills [which you display on a regular basis in your off the cuff composing] that you could easily find enough words to avoid repeats such as 'hoards' and knew/new/anew similarities I'm sure you know a slough of them *small joke*.. however ... this is a villanelle.


( Posted by: Pen [Member] On: February 16, 2011 )

Villanelle/monsters
here goes another one- next time I'll be more careful in choosing my rhyme choice.



Monsters and Villains


the devil dances a mean jig and plays a nasty fiddle
she has horns, fangs, delicate wings and sings of many things
big bad Tommy Twiddle piddles and diddles his way to the middle

horned gods and fancy toads dazzles the sinners in sin filled riddles
she hip hops and trots to a beggars tune and plucks at the strings of kings
the devil dances a mean jig and plays a nasty fiddle

Pauley Prattle wiggles wobbles and whittles away his soul till its brittle
her beauty stings at private things and brings wet spots and sex crazed flings
big bad Tommy Twiddle piddles and diddles his way to the middle

the beast regurgitates the filth of the world and licks up humanity’s spittle
she spins her webs in your heads, hearts and body parts; tasty little seedlings
the devil dances a mean jig and plays a nasty fiddle

it’ll be the end times of everything when the beast consumes all things big and little
she orders the beast and her fledglings to go on diets; the devil loves her playthings
big bad Tommy Twiddle piddles and diddles his way to the middle

seven deadly sins are vomit and bile from weasels that wiggle wobble and piddle
the beast is the devils child spinning and clinging to its mommies strings
the devil dances a mean jig and plays a nasty fiddle
big bad Tommy Twiddle piddles and diddles his way to the middle


















( Posted by: TheRedCockRoach [Member] On: February 16, 2011 )

Charabanc Like Blackpool Rock
Hi Pen


Yes the Brits all know about the Charabanc.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-WpKe_dmbE

Then there was Max Miller

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wR-e7PDe7hM

For those that want a bit of British Nostalgia copy and paste these links in your browser and you will know right away if you are young or old

( Posted by: Fairplay [Member] On: February 16, 2011 )

hey piddle diddle
Wonderful Bob! I'm certainly not going to pick holes in this because little/spittle/brittle aren't exact rhymes of fiddle/middle/riddle & piddle because, to me .. it means diddlely squat.

The sound is so close and also most everybody would accept it as true rhyme because of the end. Rhyme is an interesting factor when it comes to poets. If one does a rhyme search on the net rhyming sites they can see all sorts of possibilities. I tend to get all bent out of shape when I'm writing rhyme myself. Do I use rhyming tools? Yes, of course, but only as a last resort.

When read aloud .. and especially with children .. it would be a real crowd pleaser. It's always a good thing when kids can laugh at scary ideas. Lots of giggles here Bob. Thank you! Much enjoyed! And now we have three villanelle poets!

Next?

( Posted by: Pen [Member] On: February 16, 2011 )

The Villanelle
Pen

Thank you- coming from a villanelle pro such as yourself is high praise indeed.

Once I got the hang of it I was quite surprised that I enjoyed it as much as I did- I usually shy away from the more involved forms but the older I get the more willing am I to chart new territory.

I love rhyme and this form is a rhymers toy box.
You have a excellent ear and eye - not all my rhymes were true or exact- I had to resort to almost true- not to many reader would pick up on that except for a master rhymer and wordsmith .

Like you I only resort to rhyming tools as a last resort but they do come in handy when you realize that the rhyme choice you picked had had very few true rhymes to choose from-

A wonderful form which I will now use in my poetic toolbox.


my warmest
bob

( Posted by: TheRedCockRoach [Member] On: February 16, 2011 )

Villanelle #3!
Wow Lucie ... sharply sophisticated, timely and amusing. What is it with all those smart phones anyhow? and what about texting? Oh well .. it is writing of a sort but ..
and what's up with those people who phone each other in stores?

The 2nd line in the final quatrain of this witty villanelle read a bit awkward to me. I think I know what you mean .. just a little unclear.

( Posted by: Pen [Member] On: February 22, 2011 )

Pen!!!
When I saw there are writers here who feature the different poetry form, I felt you would be writing about villanelle, and Lucie about sestina. This is such a fine article comrade, and thank you for mentioning my Spell Villanelle here.

Long time no talk! Sorry I disappeared, but here I am again.

( Posted by: PETERPAULINO [Member] On: March 14, 2011 )

Greetings Peter
Peter,
Welcome back..

Salute

( Posted by: Bobby7L [Member] On: March 14, 2011 )

Hi there!!! Bobby
Hello, greetings to you!!! You are so quick to find me!!! I miss my Ma Bea here. Where is she?

( Posted by: PETERPAULINO [Member] On: March 14, 2011 )

Hello Peter!!
It's been absolutely ages! How wonderful to see you back at Lit! Please drop me an e-mail so I can catch up with you cause I don't know if you've changed your e-mail addie.

Of course I'd use your Spell Villanelle .. such a great idea and so charmingly presented.

( Posted by: Pen [Member] On: March 14, 2011 )





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