They Say It’s World Poetry Day

Although today was declared World Poetry Day by UNESCO, an organization I’m not necessarily fond of, I will still take advantage of any excuse to put out some poetry. This is a Villanelle; a nineteen-line poem with a very specific rhyming scheme. The form is made up of five tercets followed by a quatrain.

settled

Settled

Truly gone are so many years
Washed away like little paper boats
Leaving here the lovely souvenirs

Settling down it’s so very clear
One long, beautiful, single note
Truly gone are so many years

Washed away are the copious fears
Shed like a heavy winter coat
Leaving here the lovely souvenirs

Peeling away the false veneer
Away to dust the burden of rote
Truly gone are so many years

Like evening when the moon appears
And the very stars seem to float
Leaving here the lovely souvenirs

So it is when nothing interferes
Contented and pleasantly remote
Truly gone are so many years
Leaving here the lovely souvenirs

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