Friday, April 25, 2014

Villanelle - Silent Gloom

In the silent gloom of nocturne
shadows dance on white picket fence
grieving porch still awaits his return

She hides behind the lilac curtain
from prying judgemental eyes
In the silent gloom of nocturne

Tea stained shirt and flowering fern
old memories still linger on
grieving porch still awaits his return

They say he left for another one
young and rich and gorgeous too
In the silent gloom of nocturne

Tonight would begin a new sojourn
her heart had broken many a times
grieving porch still awaits his return

By the light of flickering lantern
She sits alone, weaving a dream,
In the silent gloom of nocturne
grieving porch still awaits his return

Villanelle is a nineteen-line poem consisting of a very specific rhyming scheme: aba aba aba aba aba abaa.

The first and the third lines in the first stanza are repeated in alternating order throughout the poem, and appear together in the last couplet (last two lines).

::Don't Miss out on previous poetry types::

Day 1 - A for Acrostic                                        
Day 2 - B for Blitz   
Day 3 - C for CinqTroisDecaLaRhyme                    

Day 4 - D For Diamente  
Day 5 - E for Essence                                       
Day 6 - F for Florette 
Day 7 - G for Ghazal 
Day 8 - H for Haiku 
Day 9 - I for Inverted Refrain  
Day 10 - J for Joseph Star
Day 11 - K for Kyrielle 
Day 12 - L for Lanturne
Day 13 - M for Minute Poetry
Day 14 - N  for Nove Otto
Day 15 - O for Octelle
Day 16 - P for Palindrome
Day 17 - Q for Quatrain
Day 18 - R for Rictameter 
Day 19 - S for Shape Poetry
Day 20 - T for Trifall  
Day 21 - U for U, yes U


  1. That is a tough poem to write with a pre-decided rhyming scheme... Nice one! :)

  2. Poetry always astounds me! I love the line: In the silent gloom of nocturne. Beautiful :)

  3. Aah I feel for her..beautiful.. I love the rhyne scheme of this

  4. hmm my post is a poem too but I have bo clue what kind it is :D


  5. wow..this is beautiful..among my favourites from you this challenge

    V for Violated-Random Thoughts Naba

  6. A bit sad and tender , but soooo beautiful:-)

  7. How beautiful and it feels like it takes place somewhere exotic. So eloquent, peaceful, sad and romantic

  8. I am really impressed by the attention to detail and the specific rhyming pattern that you have adopted for each poem through this challenge. Very well rendered!

    ~Shailaja's A~Z post

  9. The Villanelle a nice form. You have written a compelling piece for "V"


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