Category: poetry

Crazy Cat Lady

This is a poem I found today while looking through some of my old journals. The Master's Rhyme, which I used in a previous post, came out of an ending stanza that I cut from the version below.

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A Villanelle

I was reading A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce a couple weeks ago, and there is this scene where he wakes up with half of a Villanelle formed in his head. The point of this post is my curiosity at the form of the villanelle. If you can do the villanelle well, it is a beautiful and comforting cadence of rhyme and line. I am including three villanelles below for your enjoyment and discussion.

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