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Springtime Villanelle: A villanelle about springtime: contrasting the song of winter with the song of spring
Posted by Douglas, Apr 27, 2008. 2019 views. ID = 1206

Springtime Villanelle

Posted by Douglas, Apr 27, 2008. 2019 views. ID = 1206
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I thought I'd try a villanelle - not a form I've ever used before. It's the form of Dylan Thomas' Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night

It's a different sort of structure, because your first and last lines of the first stanza get used over and over.
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Though winter's mournful dirge wails overlong
Accompanied by north wind's hissing whine,
Lift high the springtime's resurrection song.

Abandon dark despair, for days grow long
And sunlight brings new warmth as night declines,
Though winter's mournful dirge wails overlong.

Let fingers tap, and dancing feet grow strong,
And hopes arise in graceful descant line,
Lift high the springtime's resurrection song.


Green sentinels of summer, buried long
Escape their prison, in defiant line,
Though winter's mournful dirge wails overlong.

Sing long and loud, with this triumphant throng
Of reborn trees and blossoms on the vine;
Lift high the springtime's resurrection song.

Rejoice as Easter lilies lift their fronds
Recalling hope of life to every mind;
Though winter's mournful dirge wails overlong,
Lift high the springtime's resurrection song.

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