‘Conjoined’ Published at Blognostics!

I am delighted to share my first villanelle, Conjoined, is published at BlogNostics!

BlogNostics is a place where “you can find cutting-edge work from the finest writers, poets, and artists, working in both traditional and digital mediums.”

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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21 thoughts on “‘Conjoined’ Published at Blognostics!

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  1. Villanelle, thanks for introducing this term to me. I am getting fascinated by the beauty of the various forms of poetry, while reading your posts. Congratulations on this one getting published. It’s beautiful!!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words! I love that you enjoyed this piece.

      As for the poem you tried to find yesterday, you will most likely see that piece come Monday. Sadly, the new WordPress editor bugged up on me while I was editing it. 🙂

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  2. I love that that you challenged yourself to write in a new style (for you) and it only took a few attempts to get it published somewhere. Congrats on expanding your featured list x


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  3. This is well done, I love the play in your lines between being the same yet paradoxically alone….Also I just learned about villanelles they are such a beautiful way of expressing the written word, and you nailed it. Yay!!!!

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  4. Congratulations, Jaya! I’m so happy for you. ❤ This is such a fantastic poem. It's very passionate and evocative about creation and life. I especially loved this repetition:

    "We are born of breath and bone"

    That is marvelous and it is true. I always like to think that before bone, we are dust. I don't know, it just reminded me of that within your imagery. This is as well so captivating and well-written. I truly cannot get over it; this is going to stick in my mind for awhile.

    Very beautiful piece, and once more, congratulations!

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