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Life – Some Thoughts

My first Villanelle poem #keeplearning

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It is a French form.

This French form is adapted from Italian folk songs (villanella) about rural life.

The villanelle consists of five tercets and a quatrain with line lengths of 8-10 syllables. The first and third lines of the first stanza become refrains that repeat throughout the poem. It looks like this:

A(1)
b
A(2)

a
b
A(1)

a
b
A(2)

a
b
A(1)

a
b
A(2)

a
b
A(1)
A(2)

Picture credit: https://pixabay.com/en/rose-book-old-book-blossom-bloom-2101475/

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Author: Vijaya Gowrisankar

I am passionate about poetry. The freedom to express a thought in as many lines or form that I choose, to create something that each person can 'personalize and visualize differently' - poetry, is truly an art to enjoy and cherish.

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