I am delighted to share my first villanelle, Conjoined, is published at BlogNostics!
BlogNostics takes pride in featuring gifted and diverse artists so interested readers can find their interests all in one place. As such, I am proud to know Conjoined is part of their collective.
A little while back, meaning about six weeks ago, I decided I wanted to write in new ways. I love writing tankas and haikus, which offer the challenge of following a strict poetic format. I find that there is a lot of freedom within a constricted form because boundaries help me refine what I need to say. Free verse has its joys as well, but I love the challenge of trying something new.
So I delved into the realm of traditional poetry and discovered the villanelle.
A villanelle is a poem composed of nineteen lines, with repeating lines and a rigid rhyme scheme throughout the six verses.
I was lucky to have a rhyming dictionary when it came down to putting together the rhyming sequence, even though my first villanelle did not rhyme properly. My second and third villanelles improved upon each other, so I am pleased to share my third villanelle, Conjoined, with you today.
Try new things. You may stumble and fall, but you are the only one stopping yourself from standing back up.
We are born of breath and bone
In a crystalline world
We linger on alone.
Your heart grew bloodstone . . . please continue reading here and feel free to share your beautiful thoughts!
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