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Christmas Villanelle: A villanelle about the bells of Christmas chiming out peace on earth good will toward men
Posted by Douglas, Dec 14, 2011. 2338 views. ID = 5247

Christmas Villanelle

Posted by Douglas, Dec 14, 2011. 2338 views. ID = 5247
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A villanelle is a very specific poetry form, which you can read about here: Villanelles.
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When bells resound from every steepled hall
And frantic throngs of shoppers pause their rush,
The song of peace on earth rings out to all.

Oh! let our hearts be still, and fear forestall,
And hear the song that rises o'er the hush,
When bells resound from every steepled hall.

Call out! You bells, and every soul enthrall
With lovely ringing lines both sweet and lush;
The song of peace on earth rings out to all.


Though winter's breath is chill, and snowstorms squall
And curbs are dark and cold with icy slush,
The bells resound from every steepled hall.

Yet o'er the song there comes a deeper call,
For God Himself speaks in the nighttime hush -
His song of peace on earth rings out to all.

And oh! That heav'nly peace would break the walls
Of greed and hate by which our souls are crushed!
For bells announce from every steepled hall:
The Prince of Peace, the Babe, has come for all.

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This post is part of a writing prompt: Christmas Carol




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